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Music Course Descriptions

MUS 1001 Private Cello
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in cello. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1002 Private Flute
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in flute. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1003 Private Guitar
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in guitar. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1009 Private Violin
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in violin. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1011 Class Piano Lessons I
1.5 credits
Only for beginning students with little or no previous background in piano. Basics of note-reading and keyboard technique are stressed. Enrollment is limited to four students per section. Meets once a week on a regularly scheduled basis. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1015 Instrumental Ensemble
1.5 credits
Small ensembles, made up of the various instrumentalists available, provide an opportunity for performances and research into earlier periods of music. This course may be repeated for credit. Audition and instructor approval necessary. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1016 Private-Saxophone
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in saxophone. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1017 Chamber Singers
1.5 credits
To provide individuals who are capable the experience of singing in a choral ensemble, and to sing the great wealth of music literature designed to be sung by such an ensemble. To provide to the College community another opportunity for musical growth and experience, and to perform for others in concert those pieces of literature rehearsed. Prerequisite: The Chamber Singers is an ensemble chosen by audition, or interview with the instructor. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1018 Private-Clarinet
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in clarinet. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1020 Private Voice
1.5 credits
For beginning to intermediate students in voice. Enrollment limited to twelve students per section. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1021 Private Piano
1.5 credits
For early to intermediate students with previous background in piano. Enrollment limited to twelve students per section. May be repeated for credit. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1025 Class Piano Lessons II
1.5 credits
A continuation of MUS 1011, but students with sufficient background (i.e. those who can already read piano music) may enroll with permission of instructor. Basic technical exercises and elementary piano literature will be studied. Enrollment is limited to six students per section. Meets once a week on a regularly scheduled basis. Distribution Requirement: CP.

MUS 1050 American Popular Music
3 credits
An introduction to popular music in the United States, including brief surveys of American popular song, musical theater, jazz styles, country music and Rock. Distribution Requirement: US.

MUS-ANT 1070 A Survey of Ethnic Wolrd Music
3 credits
This course is intended to introduce the student to the wide diversity of the world’s traditional musics by listening to recordings representing each different culture. . Students will listen to the musics of Oceania, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America as well as others. Students will describe various traditional instruments, vocal techniques and musical scales used to produce each culture’s music; Will identify the ethnic-cultural origin of various pieces of music. Will describe their musical listening experiences using appropriate musical terminology and will be able to “place” geographically random ethnic music selections that they listen to. Distribution Requirement: NW.

MUS 1101 Music Appreciation
3 credits
The objective is to form an appreciation and understanding of the great musical forms and their composers from c. 850 c.e. to the present. Distribution Requirement: EU.

MUS 1110 Music Theory I
3 credits
A study of the elements of music (e.g. melody, harmony, rhythm) and their appli cations (e.g. elementary composition) in historical-analytical context. Open to all students and required of students concentrating in music. Music majors should simultaneously enroll in Aural Skills I. Non-music majors do not need to take Aural Skills I. May be waived upon passing of a theory proficiency exam. Prerequisites: MUS 1920 or ability to read music. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered alternate years.

MUS 1111 Aural Skills I
1 credit
An introduction to ear-training and sight singing. Required of music majors and should be taken concurrently with Music Theory I. Offered alternate years.

MUS 1120 Music Theory II
3 credits
A continuation of Music Theory I. A study of the compositional practices of the great Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century composers in historical-analytical context. Topics will include modulation, elementary forms and chromatic harmony. Music majors should simultaneously enroll in Aural Skills II. Non-music majors do not need to take Aural Skills II. Prerequisite: MUS 1110 or evidence of equivalent proficiency. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered alternate years.

MUS 1121 Aural Skills II
1 credit
A continuation of Aural Skills I. Development of ear-training and sight singing skills compatible with the musical materials of Music Theory II. Required of music majors and should be taken concurrently with Music Theory II. Prerequisites: MUS 1110 and MUS 1111. Offered alternate years.

MUS 2010 History and Literature: Ancient to Classical
3 credits
A survey of the period from the medieval through baroque with special emphasis on music literature representative of Western cultures; lectures, analyses, and discussions of music. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered alternate years.

MUS 2020 History and the Literature: Classical to Modern
3 credits
A survey of the period from classical through contemporary with special emphasis on music literature representative of Western cultures; lectures, analyses, and discussions of music. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered alternate years.

MUS 3000 Senior Recital
1.5 credits
Preparation for and performance in a public recital. Prerequisite: At least three terms of Advanced Private Lessons.

MUS 3001 Counterpoint
3 credits
A study of the art of contrapuntal composition in the tonal style of the Eighteenth Century. Prerequisite: MUS 1120.

MUS 3002 Advanced Private Flute
1.0-1.5 credits
Only for advanced students in flute. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3003 Advanced Private Guitar
1.0-1.5 credits
Only for advanced students in guitar. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3004 Advanced Private Composition
3 credits
Private instruction of musical composition and arranging at the advanced level. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 3115.

MUS 3005 Twentieth Century Music
3 credits
A study of the various techniques and materials of composition from about 1880 to present through analysis of representative music. Prerequisite: MUS 1120. Offered alternate years.

MUS 3016 Advanced Private Clarinet-Saxophone
1.0-1.5 credits
Only for advanced students in clarinet or saxophone. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3020 Advanced Private Voice
1.0-1.5 credits
Only for advanced students in voice. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3021 Advanced Private Piano
1.0-1.5 credits
Only for advanced students in piano. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3115 Form and Analysis
3 credits
A study of the formal structures of composition through analysis of representative music before 1900. Prerequisite: MUS 1120. Offered alternate years.

MUS 3150 Seminar in Music History-Theory
3 credits
A course in historical score recognition, figured bass reading, and research methods. Prerequisite: MUS 3115. Offered in Terms I and II.