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Course Descriptions

MUS 099 Performance Forum
Performance classes and recitals provide opportunities to develop performance skills. Emphasis on strengthening the ability to critique performances and provide effective written and verbal comments. Concert attendance outside of class time is required. Required each semester of residence (for music education majors, not required during the student teacher semester). Credit 0 hours.

MUS 111 Foundations in Music
This course intends to develop a capacity for critical listening and an appreciation for the various musical styles. Special attention is given to works from the standard musical repertoire of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras of music history. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 112 Music Theory 1
A compendium of musical construction including the study of melody and two-and three-voice combinations. Aural comprehension is correlated throughout, and aural application of all elements of study is stressed. The development of keyboard skills and music reading is emphasized. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 115 Beginning Guitar
Introduction to guitar which includes folk and classical styles, various picking and strumming combinations, and an emphasis on solo and ensemble playing. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 126 Class Piano 1
Beginning group piano. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 127 Class Piano 2
Beginning group piano. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 150 Concert Band
Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 151 Small Ensembles
Various ensembles are available to students as laboratory groups, with or without credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

151A Flute Ensemble
151B Jazz Combo
151C Keynotes
151D SC Singers
151E Selah
151F String Ensemble
151G Woodwind Ensemble
151H World Witness
151J African Drum and Dance Ensemble
151K SC Drumline
151M Musical Theatre Ensemble
151N Broadway Builders
151P Percussion Ensemble

MUS 152 College Chorus
Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 153 Pep Band
Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 160 Orchestra
Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 162 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 1
An introductory course in the development of aural skills and audiation as they pertain to sightsinging. Students will analyze and sight-read simple melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material with basic notational patterns. Taken with Music Theory 1. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 211 Music Theory 2
A continuation of MUS 112 with an emphasis on harmonic vocabulary and chordal relationships along with a continuation of aural applications, keyboard, and music reading skills. An introduction to musical form through the study of binary, ternary, and through-composed forms. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: MUS 112. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 212 Music Theory 3
A continuation of MUS 211 involving the broadening of harmonic concepts to include seventh chords and chromatic chords. This course also includes a more intensive study of homophonic and contrapuntal forms. A continuation of aural applications, keyboard, and music reading skills. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: MUS 211. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 213 Band Instrument Repair
Designed to give the prospective public school instrumental director and music store employee a basic knowledge about the mechanisms of musical instruments and the performance of minor and emergency repairs. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 214-414 Musical Theatre Productions
The division of Performing Arts offers the opportunity to students to participate in extra musical productions of high quality. Participation in these activities will be by tryout and consent of instructor. Credit 1 to 2 hours.

MUS 215 Beginning Conducting
An introduction to basic conducting technique and skills, related to both choral and instrumental ensembles, though an exploration of gesture and its connection to sound. This course will focus on basic conducting and Laban terminology, body awareness and mapping, basic conducting gestures and patterns, cueing, left hand independence and co-dependence, non-verbal communication, leadership, score preparation, and baton technique. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 226 Class Piano 3
Intermediate group piano. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 227 Class Piano 4
Intermediate group piano. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 230 Private Lessons
Private vocal, instrumental, and composition study. Credit .5 to 3 hours. May be repeated for credit.

230A Private Baritone Lessons
230B Private Bassoon Lessons
230C Private Clarinet Lessons
230D Private Composition Lessons
230E Private Flute Lessons
230F Private French Horn Lessons
230G Private Guitar Lessons
230H Private Harpsichord Lessons
230I Private Improvisation Lessons
230J Private Oboe Lessons
230K Private Organ Lessons
230L Private Percussion Lessons
230M Private Piano Lessons
230N Private Saxophone Lessons
230O Private String Bass Lessons
230P Private Trombone Lessons
230Q Private Trumpet Lessons
230R Private Tuba Lessons
230S Private Viola Lessons
230T Private Violin Lessons
230U Private Violoncello Lessons
230V Private Voice Lessons
230W Private Instrumental Conducting
230X Private Choral Conducting

MUS 233 A Cappella Choir
A Capella Choir gives students the opportunity to perform choral works of distinction from various periods and styles of music with the utmost standards of quality. This course focuses on the development of holistic vocal technique for all genres of music from renaissance to Contemporary styles. Special attention is given to developing sight-reading and musicianship skills. Member are chosen each fall by audition, and take an annual tour in the spring semester. Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 234 Jazz Band
Credit 0-1 hour. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 261 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 2
A continuation of Aural Skills and Sight Singing 1 and is offered as a means to develop further melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analysis/dictation and signing melodic material at sight using solfeggio. Taken with Music Theory 2. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 262 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 3
A continuation of Aural Skills and Sight Singing 2 and is offered as a means to develop further melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analysis/dictation and signing melodic material at sight using solfeggio. Taken with Music Theory 3. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 311 Music Theory 4
This course provides an introduction to music since 1900, integrating history, theory and analysis. It begins with the study of 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, continues through the deterioration of tonality under Schoenberg to the developments in the work of today’s composers including contemporary tonalities and rhythms, twelve-tone technique and serialism. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: MUS 212. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 313 Music History 1
A survey of music from the Christian era to the Pre-Classic. A study of accompanying literature, historical and social background, principal figures, both political and musical. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 314 Music History 2
A survey of music from the Pre-Classic era through the leading trends of today. A study of accompanying literature, historical and social background, principal figures, both political and musical. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 315 Advanced Conducting
An exploration of advanced conducting techniques and skills, related to both choral and instrumental ensembles, through an exploration of gesture and its connection to sound. Students will review and refine basic conducting technique, Laban terminology, and body awareness and mapping. Additionally, the course will explore advance conducting gestures and patterns, cueing, left hand independence and co-dependence, non-verbal communication. Leadership, score preparation, and baton technique as it relates to advanced repertoire. Student s will observe, prepare, and conduct choral and instrumental rehearsals in both peer and faculty/cooperative micro-teaching experiences. Prerequisite: MUS 215. Credit 2 hours.

MUS 321 Orchestration
The study of instrumentation, emphasizing scoring for various instrumental and choral combinations, with an approach to the specific problems of orchestra, band, and choir. Credit 1 hours.

MUS 328 Vocal Diction 1
The study and application of the diction rules for English, Latin, and Italian pronunciation as they relate to the vocalist in order to properly sing in these languages. Special focus is placed on the basic symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. These skills will be applied to both choral and solo repertoire. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 329 Vocal Diction 2
The study and application of the diction rules for French and German pronunciation as they relate to the vocalist in order to properly sing in these languages. Special focus is placed on the basic symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. These skills will be applied to both choral and solo repertoire. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 361 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 4
A continuation of Aural Skills and Sight Singing 3 and is offered as a means to develop further melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analysis/dictation and singing melodic material at sight using solfeggio. Taken with MUS 311 Music Theory 4. Credit 1 hour.

MUS 394 Junior Recital/Project
Course will not be included on official transcript until completed. Credit 0 hours

MUS 427 Intermediate Methods and Pedagogy
This course is designed to develop pedagogical knowledge of Music Performance majors. Methods and materials will be differentiated by the instructor to focus on a specific instrument or vocal area, individual or group instruction, and/or age level of instruction appropriate to the student’s primary instrument. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 428 Advanced Methods and Pedagogy
This course is designed to continue developing the pedagogical knowledge of Music Performance majors. Methods and materials will be differentiated by the instructor to focus on a specific instrument or vocal area, individual or group instruction, and/or age level of instruction appropriate to the student’s primary instrument. Prerequisite: MUS 427. Credit 3 hours.

MUS 458 Special Literature Study
An independent study course in literature for specific fields of applied study. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 2 or 3 hours. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 492 Sight Singing Proficiency
Course will not be included on official transcript until completed. Credit 0 hours.

MUS 493 Piano Proficiency
Course will not be included on official transcript until completed. Credit 0 hours.

MUS 494 Senior Recital/Project
Course will not be included on official transcript until completed. Credit 0 hours.


Music Education

MUED118 Beginning Voice
An exploratory course in vocal technique and pedagogy associated with the bel canto tradition and Contemporary Commercial Music. Students will examine the main tenets of breath, onset, and resonance associated with all vocal styles. Special emphasis will be placed on the learning and application of vocal anatomy, vocal production, diction, and musicianship skills in both individual and group in-class performance sessions. In addition to working with the professor, students in this course will be paired with an experienced singer from the Vocal Pedagogy Course for peer-private studio voice lessons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 1 hour.

MUED210 Vocal Pedagogy
This course provides students with an in depth understanding of vocal technique associated with the bel canto tradition and Contemporary Commercial Music. Students will examine vocal technique through the main tenets of breath, onset, and resonance associated with all styles. Special focus includes the understanding and application of vocal anatomy, vocal production, diction, diagnosis of vocal faults, and musicianship skills in both individual and peer-private studio performance. Students within this course will independently and collaboratively teach members of the Beginning Voice Class, if enrollment allows, or comparable beginning voice students on campus. Credit 1 hour.

MUED215 Foundations in Music Education/Teaching
Designed to provide music students with introductory pedagogical content knowledge. Introduction to teaching within music education and performance professions. Includes observations, microteaching exercises and reflection for the development of beginning music teaching skills. This course is a pre-requisite for teaching private students through the Community Music School. Credit 3 hours.

MUED216 String Techniques
An introduction to strings. Designed to prepare the prospective music instructor to teach violin, viola, cello, and bass in the public schools. Topics include instructional materials, teaching techniques, solo and ensemble repertoire, instrument brands, care and minor repair. Credit 1 hour.

MUED217 Woodwind Techniques
An introduction to woodwinds. Designed to prepare the prospective music instructor to teach woodwinds in the public schools. Topics include instructional materials, teaching techniques, solo and ensemble repertoire, instrument brands, care and minor repair. Credit 1 hour.

MUED218 Percussion Techniques
An introduction to percussion. Designed to prepare the prospective music instructor to teach percussion in the public schools. Topics include instructional materials, teaching techniques, solo and ensemble repertoire, instrument brands, care and minor repair. Credit 1 hour.

MUED219 Brass Techniques
An introduction to brass instruments. Designed to prepare the prospective music instructor to teach trumpet, French horn, baritone, trombone and tuba in the public schools. Topics covered include instructional materials, teaching techniques, solo and ensemble repertoire, instrument brands, care and minor repair. Credit 1 hour.

MUED220 Technology for Music Education
An introduction to the use of computers and technology in music notation, music production, and music education. Fundamental concepts in educational and music technology will be emphasized. Evaluation, creation, and implementation of electronic media for the music educator, performer, and/or composer will be covered in this course. Students will interpret and implement the Nation Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) and for students (NETS-S) and apply the NETS-T to construct valuable teaching experiences, as well as experiences to highlight student learning that reflect the NETS-S. Credit 2 hours.

MUED224 Psychology of Music Learning
Introduction to music learning topics from the fields of music cognition, music therapy, cognitive science, psychology, and neurology. Includes the development of critical thinking skills when interpreting and applying research findings. Credit 3 hours.

MUED325 Marching Band Methods
Provides basic information concerning teaching methods, performance techniques, and administrative tasks for the modern high school marching band program. Topics include rehearsal methods, performance techniques, administrative procedures, drill writing, band booster organization, and equipment purchasing. Trips to local marching band competitions and/or rehearsals will be required. Credit 2 hours.

MUED438C Middle School and High School General/Choral Methods
Examines and explores proven methodologies and strategies that help prepare the music education student to become an effective and successful choral/general music educator in both middle and high school levels. Students will have weekly co-teaching and independent teaching field experiences with peers and area middle/high school students that help demonstrate their research knowledge and developed techniques within the class setting. Emphasis is placed upon development of specific skills for the beginning teacher and gaining a perspective into the role of music education in the twenty-first century. These skills include planning and administering a public school choral/general music program, group vocal techniques, classroom/rehearsal management, teaching/rehearsal techniques and strategies, and teaching comprehensive musicianship through the choral/general music class. Credit 3 hours.

MUED438I Middle School and High School Instrumental Methods
Introduces students to various philosophies and pragmatic approaches to managing and teaching music in a secondary instrumental program. The course will also enable the student to continue to develop a working philosophy based upon theoretical research, field based knowledge, and personal experience in secondary instrumental music education. Credit 3 hours.

MUED351 Elementary School Music Methods
A course for the music education major with a survey of techniques and methods for teaching in grades K-6. Credit 3 hours.

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