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Music Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

General Information For All Private Instruction (Voice, Piano, Instruments)

All private instruction is given on levels of skill determined by the instructor. Course numbers for this instruction begin with the sub-collegiate level, 011 through 015, and range upward to four complete semesters of private college level study.

Length of private lesson is usually one-half hour with some variation by the instructor. There is a Private Instructional Fee required for private instruction in addition to college tuition. This fee is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. (One lesson per week earns one hour credit with a $150 lesson fee; two lessons per week earns two hours credit with a $300 lesson fee.)


MUS 011
Private Voice I
1 credit
Developmental course - does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in voice.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 012
Private Piano I
1 credit
Developmental course - does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in piano techniques.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 013
Private Instruments I
1 credit
Developmental course - does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in band and orchestral instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, guitar and percussion. Instruction is given on levels of skill determined by the instructor.  Numbers for this instruction begin with the sub-collegiate level, 013, and range upward for four complete semesters of private study.  (One 30-minute lesson per week earns one hour credit).  Participation in semester recital is required.  Private instructional fee required and payable at beginning of semester.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 014
Private Strings I
1 credit
Developmental course - does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in orchestral stringed instruments: violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 020
Elementary Theory
2 credits
Developmental course - does not count for graduation credit
Offered every fall semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
A one-semester remedial music theory course designed specifically for music majors who need preparation for MUS 105 Theory I as determined by in-class post tests.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 101
World of Music
3 credits
GE category: Humanities
Offered every fall and spring semester
Increases all students' ability to appreciate and enjoy the masterpieces of music of all periods through the study of styles, forms, and composers; attending/discussing concerts, and listening to recordings in the classroom and in the Media Center. Non-technical. Not recommended for music majors.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 102
Music Fundamentals
2 credits
Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Provides the non-music major with a background in music symbols and notation sufficient to begin work in musical learning. May also introduce some music theory.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 105
Music Theory I
3 credits
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 107 required
Basic theory needed for development of musicianship and musical understanding; scales, keys rhythm, triads, part writing, cadences, dominant sevenths, secondary dominants, and simple modulations.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 106
Music Theory II
3 credits
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: MUS 105 with a grade of "C" or higher and prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 108 required
Continuation of MUS 105.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 107
Aural Perception I
1 credit
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 105 required
Sight singing, ear training and keyboard harmony.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 108
Aural Perception II
1 credit
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 106 and MUS 107 required
Continuation of MUS 107.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 111
Marching Band I
2 credits
Offered every fall semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Teaches basic marching fundamentals. Prepares half-time shows, parades and reviews music and techniques appropriate to various marching styles. Provides pep band music for the basketball season.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 117
Class Instruction in Brass I
1 credit
Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Elementary group instruction required of instrumental music majors.  Includes skills of teaching brass at the elementary level. Upper brass instruments with emphasis on trumpet and French horn.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 118
Class Instruction in Brass II
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Includes skills of teaching brass at the elementary level. Lower brass instruments with emphasis on trombone, baritone and tuba.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 119
Class Instruction in Woodwinds I
1 credit
Offered fall semester in even-numbered years
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Includes skills in teaching woodwinds on the elementary level. Single reed instruments with emphasis on flute, clarinet, saxophone.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 120
Class Instruction in Woodwinds II
1 credit
Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Includes skills of teaching woodwinds on the elementary level. Covers double reed instruments with emphasis on oboe and bassoon.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 123
Class Instruction in
Strings I
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Includes skills of teaching strings on elementary level. Upper stringed instruments with emphasis on violin and viola.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 124
Class Instruction in
Strings II
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Includes skills of teaching strings on elementary level. Lower stringed instruments with emphasis on cello and bass.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 125
Jazz Ensemble I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band (MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 242 or MUS 243) or Marching Band (MUS 111 or MUS 211) required
Studies and performs a wide range of popular and jazz literature to develop musicianship. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 126
Jazz Ensemble II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band (MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 242 or MUS 243) or Marching Band (MUS 111 or MUS 211) required
Continuation of MUS 125.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 129
Women's Chorale I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas and Spring Sing concerts.

MUS 130
Women's Chorale II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 129.

MUS 133
Symphonic Choir I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas, and Spring Sing concerts. Opportunity for performance in men's, women's and mixed choruses. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 134
Symphonic Choir II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 133. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 135
Vocal Show Ensemble I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Open to men and women.  Study and performance of accompanied and a cappella vocal music, including contemporary pop and jazz songs for various sized groups and voice combinations with choreography as needed. Vocal Show Ensemble known as "Choraleers." Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 136
A Cappella Choir I
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Focus on music department tour literature.  Intended to be the top large vocal ensemble, the touring choir. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas Concert, Messiah, Tour, and Spring Sing concerts. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 137
A Cappella Choir II
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 136. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 139
Vocal Show Ensemble II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Continuation of MUS 135. Study and performance of accompanied and a cappella vocal music, including contemporary pop and jazz songs for various sized groups and voice combinations with choreography as needed. Vocal Show Ensemble known as "Choraleers." Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 140
Chamber Ensemble I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Study and performance of a wide variety of chamber music repertoire with weekly coaching sessions of string quartets and trios, with piano and in other combinations with other instruments. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 141
Chamber Ensemble II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 140. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 142
Symphonic Band I
2 credits
Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Study and performance of standard band literature for public concert performances. Required for Instrumental Music majors. Provides pep band for athletic events.

MUS 143
Symphonic Band II
2 credits
Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 142.

MUS 147
String Orchestra I
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
This course is dedicated to providing musical and educational opportunity to study and perform a wide selection of string orchestra literature, as well as increasing the skill levels of individual performers within the ensemble. As a performance based class the ultimate goal is to provide musically satisfying performances.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 148
String Orchestra II
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 147.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 151
Symphony Orchestra I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Studies and performs a wide selection of symphonic literature. Orchestra prepares concerts for public performances and provides accompaniment for music performances.

MUS 152
Symphony Orchestra II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 151.

MUS 153
Beginning Guitar
2 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Covers the history, style, and development of playing skill on the guitar.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 155
Class Piano I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Fundamentals of piano. Can cover literature used in the first two years of piano study.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 156
Class Piano II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Fundamentals of piano. Can cover literature used in the first two years of piano study.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 157
Chamber Orchestra I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
This course is dedicated to providing musical and educational opportunity to study and perform a wide selection of chamber or small orchestra literature. This orchestra prepares concerts for public performances and provides accompaniment for musical theatre performances.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 158
Chamber Orchestra II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 157.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 161
Private Voice II
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in proper singing techniques using art song literature.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 162
Private Voice III
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 161.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 171
Private Piano II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction on the piano.  Participation in semester recitals and/or juries is required.  Private instructional fee required and payable at the beginning of each semester.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 172
Private Piano III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 171. 
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 181
Private Instruments II
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in band and orchestral instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, guitar and percussion.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 182
Private Instruments III
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 181.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 183
Private Strings II
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in stringed instruments: violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass. Participation in semester recitals and/or juries required. Private instruction fee required and payable at the beginning of each semester.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 184
Private Strings III
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 183.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 190
Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet the need for a small vocal ensemble that can travel and present entertaining variety shows of a professional nature, in the local community and around the state. A variety of pop musical styles will be studied and performed. Auditions will be held.

MUS 191
Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 190. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 203
Music Notation/Finale
2 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
This course covers the basic techniques of using Finale, a professional-level computer music notation program. Basic knowledge of music theory and computer literacy are recommended.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 204
Elements of Conducting
2 credits
Offered upon request
Fundamentals and essentials of conducting and rehearsal techniques used by both choral and instrumental conductors.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 205
Music Theory III
3 credits
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisites: MUS 106, MUS 108, and concurrent enrollment in MUS 212 required

Diatonic and chromatic harmony writing and analysis including 20th century techniques.

MUS 206
Music Theory IV
3 credits
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisites: MUS 205, MUS 212 and concurrent enrollment in MUS 213 required
Continuation of MUS 205.

MUS 211
Marching Band II
2 credits
Offered every fall semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Prerequisite: MUS 111

Teaches basic marching fundamentals. Prepares half-time shows, parades, and reviews music and techniques appropriate to various marching styles. Provides pep band music for the basketball season.

MUS 212
Aural Perception III
1 credit
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 205 and MUS 108 required

Continuation of MUS 108.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 213
Aural Perception IV
1 credit
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MUS 212 and MUS 206 required

Continuation of MUS 212.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 225
Jazz Ensemble III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band (MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 242 or MUS 243) or Marching Band (MUS 111 or MUS 211) required
Continuation of MUS 126. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 226
Jazz Ensemble IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band (MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 242 or MUS 243) or Marching Band (MUS 111 or MUS 211) required
Continuation of MUS 225. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 229
Women's Chorale III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 129-130. Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas and Spring Sing concerts.

MUS 230
Women's Chorale IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 229.

MUS 233
Symphonic Choir III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 134. Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas, and Spring Sing concerts. Opportunity for performance in men's, women's and mixed choruses. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 234
Symphonic Choir IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 233. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 235
Vocal Show Ensemble III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 139. Study and performance of accompanied and a cappella vocal music, including contemporary pop and jazz songs for various sized groups and voice combinations with choreography as needed. Vocal Show Ensemble known as "Choraleers." Auditions will be held.

MUS 236
A Cappella Choir III
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 137. Accompanied and a cappella literature of all periods studied and performed. Intended to be the top large vocal ensemble, the touring choir. Focus on literature for Fall Sing, Christmas Concert, Messiah, Tour, and Spring Sing concerts. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 237
A Cappella Choir IV
2 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 236. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 239
Vocal Show Ensemble IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 235. Study and performance of accompanied and a cappella vocal music, including contemporary pop and jazz songs for various sized groups and voice combinations with choreography as needed. Vocal Show Ensemble known as "Choraleers." Auditions will be held.

MUS 240
Chamber Ensemble III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 141. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 241
Chamber Ensemble IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 240. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 242
Symphonic Band III
2 credits
Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 143. Study and performance of standard band literature for public concert performances. Required for Instrumental Music majors. Provides pep band for athletic events.

MUS 243
Symphonic Band IV
2 credits
Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 242.

MUS 251
Symphony Orchestra III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 152. Studies and performs a wide selection of symphonic literature. Orchestra prepares concerts for public performances and provides accompaniment for music performances. Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 252
Symphony Orchestra IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 251.  Auditions will be held.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 255
Class Piano III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Fundamentals of piano. Can cover literature used in the first two years of piano study.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 256
Class Piano IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Fundamentals of piano.  Can cover literature used in the first two years of piano study.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 257
Chamber Orchestra III
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 158.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 258
Chamber Orchestra IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 257.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 261
Private Voice IV
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in proper singing techniques using art song literature.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 262
Private Voice V
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 261.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 271
Private Piano IV
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 172.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 272
Private Piano V
1 credit
Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 271.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 281
Private Instruments IV
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in band and orchestral instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, guitar and percussion.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 282
Private Instruments V
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 281.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

MUS 283
Private Strings IV
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Private instruction in stringed instruments. All private instruction is given on levels of skill determined by the instructor. Numbers for this instruction begin with the sub-collegiate level, 014, and range upward to four complete semesters of private study. (One lesson per week earns one hour credit.) Participation in semester recitals and/or juries is required. Private instructional fee required as determined by instructor, and payable at the beginning of the semester.
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MUS 284
Private Strings V
1 credit
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 283.
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MUS 290
Vocal Jazz Ensemble III
1 credit

Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 191. Designed to meet the need for a small vocal ensemble that can travel and present entertaining variety shows of a professional nature, in the local community and around the state. A variety of pop musical styles will be studied and performed. Auditions will be held.

MUS 291
Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV
1 credit

Offered every fall and spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Continuation of MUS 290. Auditions will be held.

MUS 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in music.
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MUS 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Design and execution of original music projects under faculty supervision.