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    Jul 07, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Lee University Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Music-Church

  
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    MUSC 492 - Church Music Internship


    This course is designed to provide the chuirch music major with practical experience in a local church under the supervision of his major professor and a practicing professional. The student will observe and participate in the church’s music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-213, MUSC-311 and Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSC 495 - Senior Seminar in Music (Capstone)


    Examines the roles of music in the Christian life and contemporary life in general.  The potential professional music performer, teacher, church musician, administrator, and others in the music professions will explore ways to integrate principles of Christian faith and learning into their professions and everyday lives.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-242 or MUSB-244, THEO-231, and MUHL-212 & 312.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSC 501-503 - Special Topics in Church Music


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUSC 511 - Congregational Song


    A survey of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; textual analysis; and a study of the role of congregational singing in worship. This study includes the traditional historical hymns as well as recent developments in congregational singing and worship.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Church Music Placement exam

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSC 517 - Congregational Worship


    A course designed to provide students with an in-depth study of corporate worship, giving attention to the theological foundations of music in worship, the function of music in worship, the role of the worship leader, the practical elements of creativity in worship design and the production of materials for congregational worship in evangelical and Pentecostal church services.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSC 518 - History of Church Music


    A course designed to provide students with an overview of the historical church traditions (from Hebrew to contemporary) and to demonstrate the influence of these traditions on the music of the evangelical and Pentecostal church.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSC 519 - Seminar in Church Music


    This course is intended to give the student an opportunity to explore current trends and practical matters of church music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester.
  
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    MUSC 520 - Church Music Literature/Sources


    An overview of sacred literature from the major periods of church music history with selected representative composers and their works from each period. This will include a significant section on contemporary sacred literature for the church and school.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester.
  
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    MUSC 530 - Philosophy and Worldview for the Christian Musician


    This course examines the roles of music in the Christian life and in the life of the Christian musician in particular. The potential music performer, music teacher, church musician, administrator and others in the music professions will explore ways to integrate principles of Christian faith and learning into their professions. Each will address the refinement of their existing personal philosophy of music to become consistent in attitude and performance. Previously MUPH-512 - Philosophy and Worldview.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSC 590 - Seminar in Songwriting


    This course will explore the basic rudiments and techniques of songwriting. Students will be equipped with tools to help them create original compositions from start to finish, learning step-by-step how to compose a lyric and melody and complete a composition according to music industry standards. The course will also explore the music business, looking into such areas as publishing, copyrights, performance rights organizations, and other careers related to music business and the music ministry.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSC 592 - Church Music Internship


    A course designed to give graduate students an opportunity to interact with a competent music minister in all areas of church music ministry. The student will be given opportunities to increase his/her knowledge and skill levels in areas of interpersonal relationships, administration, leadership and planning, as well as musicianship.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUSC 595 - Graduate Worship Festival


    A course which gives the student a choice of vehicles for demonstrating mastery of the goals of his/her degree program. The work of the student will be closely directed and supervised by the Final Project Committee Chair/primary applied instructor. Only one Worship Festival per semester.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of Graduate Program Director.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    All Semesters

Music-Education

  
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    MUED 120 - Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists


    This is a voice class for students seeking a music education degree whose applied study is an orchestral/band instrument or keyboard, and who are seeking teacher licensure in Instrumental/General music.

    Prerequisites
    Audition for the School of Music, or permission of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 225 - Introduction to Music Education


    A course designed to give prospective music educators an overview of the music education profession and to strengthen their understandings of the importance of music education for K-12 students. This course includes 20 clock hours of observation assignments in the public schools.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUED 226 - Introduction to Instrumental Music


    An introductory survey of orchestral instruments focusing on developing a functional knowledge of wind, string, fretted and percussion instruments. Basic skills are emphasized through hands-on instruction.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUED 231 - Brass Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-brass major for teaching the brass/wind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUED 232 - High Brass Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of high brass instruments. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is trombone, euphorium, or tuba.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 233 - Low Brass Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of low brass instruments. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is trumpet or horn.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 241 - Woodwind Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-woodwind major for teaching the woodwind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUED 242 - Double-Reed Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of double-reed instruments.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 243 - Single Reed Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of single reed instruments. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is flute, oboe, or bassoon.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 244 - Flute Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of the flute. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is clarinet, saxophone, oboe or bassoon.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 251 - String Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-string major for teaching string instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring
  
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    MUED 252 - High Strings Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of high string instruments. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is cello or double bass.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 253 - Low Strings Techniques


    An introduction to playing and pedagogical techniques of low string instruments. This course is designed for students whose primary instrument is violin or viola.   

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 261 - Percussion Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-percussion major for teaching percussion instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 350 - General Secondary Methods - Music Education


    A course designed to introduce students to the knowledge of methods, skills and strategies they will need as they become effective teachers in secondary classrooms. The course unites theory and practices by using the instructional methods of classroom discussion and presentations, simulated teaching opportunities and a teaching assignment in area schools.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUED 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Education


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUED 405 - Methods of Teaching Music in the Elementary School


    Fundamentals of music and the teaching of music from kindergarten through sixth grade.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program and successful completion of Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered during fall semester only.
  
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    MUED 421 - The Teaching of Vocal and General Music, Grades 6-12


    This course equips the vocal music education major with aspects of directing a comprehensive choral program in a middle or high school. Topics covered are choral administration, rehearsal and performance planning, and choral techniques.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester only
  
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    MUED 422 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Marching Band


    Principles, practices and materials for the marching band are studied including the role of marching band in the total music program, as well as: organization and maintenance, planning and executing of the field show, basic maneuvers, and rehearsal procedures.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUED 423 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Concert Band and Orchestra


    A comprehensive study of the various techniques that are significant for the development of the concert band and orchestra: intonation, tone, blend, balance, bowings and rehearsal procedures. Appropriate music literature from beginning to advanced will be introduced.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Exam.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUED 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Education


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns in music education. The course material will be selected and presented as determined by the needs and interests of students involved in the program. The problems addressed will include specific teaching concerns encountered by public and private school music educators in the teaching of: K-12 general music courses; elementary, middle school, and high school choir; elementary, middle school, and high school band and/or orchestra; marching band; jazz and music of diverse cultures. The study of these selected topics will provide insight into possible research questions which should be addressed by music educators. In-depth study of these questions will be addressed in this course. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Director of Graduate Studies or Chair of Music Education Department.

    Credit Hours: 2-3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUED 512 - Research Methods/Design in Music Education


    A fundamental research course designed to help students become better readers, creators and writers of research in music education. This introductory course will cover the basic issues in reading and interpreting current research in music education, measurement and evaluation, and the communication of results. During the course of this class, the student will select a professional educational question/concern/ problem that may eventually become the student’s final project.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission from instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUED 513 - Foundations of Music Education


    This course reviews philosophical and historical foundations of music education with an emphasis on synthesizing and refining a personal philosophy of music education, based on sound historical and theoretical principles. The course encompasses vocation, calling, and the act of teaching.

    Prerequisites
    Admissons into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUED 514 - Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education


    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the fields of curriculum and assessment as domains of inquiry, analysis, and application. The course will include an examination of both curricular and assessment theories and practices from a variety of perspectives and paradigms. We will also study past, present, and future trends in curriculum and assessment and reform efforts in both general education and music education. Particular emphasis is given to examining systematically the processes of program development in music education including purpose, content, organization, and evaluation. The integration of technology is required.

    Prerequisites
    Admissions into Graduate Program/Permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUED 515 - Current Issues in Music Education


    A course presenting various current topics and research concerns in music education. The course material will be selected and presented as determined by the needs and interests of students involved in the program. The problems addressed will include specific teaching concerns encountered by public and private school music educators in the teaching of: K-12 general music courses; elementary, middle school, and high school choir; elementary, middle school, and high school band and/or orchestra; marching band; jazz, music of diverse cultures and recent developments in cognition as related to music learning. The study of these selected topics will provide insight into possible research questions which should be addressed by music educators. In-depth study of these questions will be addressed in this course.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the Graduate Program/Permission of the Instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer semesters
  
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    MUED 531 - Brass Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-brass major for teaching the brass wind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.


    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Instrumental Area Coordinator.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 541 - Woodwind Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the student for teaching the woodwind instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels.  Performance on the instruments is included.


    Prerequisites
    Acceptance into the M.M. degree program or permission of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 561 - Percussion Techniques


    A course designed to prepare the non-percussion major for teaching percussion instruments at the beginner to intermediate levels. Performance on the instruments is included.

     

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MM degree or permission from the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUED 595 - Graduate Final Project/Thesis


    A course which gives the student a choice of vehicles for demonstrating mastery of the goals of his/her degree program. The work of the student will be closely directed and supervised by the Final Project Committee Chair.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2

Music-Ensembles

  
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    MUSE 101 - Required Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 01 are designated as “required” for School of Music Majors. Specific requirements vary by degree program.

    Ensembles may be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    CU-Choral Union: Study and performance of major choral master works as well as newly composed works for festival chorus. Open to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community with the consent of the instructor. One major concert each semester.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community. One major concert each semester.

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition.

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community. A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    MUSE 102 - Elective Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 02 are designated as “elective” for School of Music Majors. Requirements vary based on specific degree program, as noted by asterisks (*) in the course descriptions.

    May be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    BR-Brass Choir: Study and performance of music for brass choir.  Open to all students by audition.

    CM-Chamber Music: Study and performance of music for small ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student interest and availability, to include any of the following: brass, woodwind, percussion, or string instruments; piano; voice. Open to all students by audition.

    CC-Campus Choir: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature of the worship tradition and in a worship setting. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    ES-Evangelistic Singers: Study and performance of a wide variety of sacred choral literature ranging from the Negro Spiritual to traditional and contemporary Black Gospel settings. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    JE-Jazz Ensemble: Utilizing standard stage band instrumentation, this ensemble studies and performs the best of the traditional and contemporary jazz repertory. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.

    LL-Ladies of Lee: Study and performance of a wide range of choral music for treble voices. One major tour and various performances on and off campus each semester. Open to all female students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    LS-Lee Singers: Study and performance of a wide range of choral literature. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 4 hours of rehearsal per week.*

    MT-Musical Theatre Workshop: A practical laboratory course which involves the production of musical theatre works. Includes casting, rehearsing, designing and constructing sets, lighting, costuming and publicity for recitals and public presentations.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  One major concert each semester. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.*

    OT-Opera Theatre: Experience in the practical application of musical and dramatic preparation and performance of opera. Open to all students by audition.

    PE-Percussion Ensemble: Study and performance of percussion ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    PB-Pep Band: Study and performance of commercial and marching-band literature. Open to all students by audition.*

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.  May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.* 

    SJ-Small Jazz Ensemble: Study and performance of a variety of music for small jazz ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student availability. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    ST-Chamber Strings:  Study and performance of music for chamber strings.  Open to all students by audition.

    VL-Voices of Lee: A 16-voice ensemble designed to study and perform a variety of a cappella, jazz and contemporary choral stylings, both sacred and secular. A minimum of 5 hours rehearsal per week with extensive off campus performances. Membership by audition.

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature.  Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.*

    *Does not count toward the “elective ensemble” requirement for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    MUSE 502 - Graduate Ensemble


    The following ensembles with course numbers ending in 02 are designated as “elective” for School of Music graduate students.

    May be repeated for multiple credits. Each semester provides unique performance opportunities and new repertoire to build breadth in literature.

    BR-Brass Choir: Study and performance of music for brass choir.  Open to all students by audition.

    CM-Chamber Music: Study and performance of music for small ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student interest and availability, to include any of the following: brass, woodwind, percussion, or string instruments; piano; voice. Open to all students by audition.

    JE-Jazz Ensemble: Utilizing standard stage band instrumentation, this ensemble studies and performs the best of the traditional and contemporary jazz repertory. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LC-Chorale: Study and performance of choral literature with emphasis on standard classical choral repertoire. Concerts given each semester. Open to all students by audition. May fulfill the “required ensemble” requirement for some students.

    LL-Ladies of Lee: Study and performance of a wide range of choral music for treble voices. One major tour and various performances on and off campus each semester. Open to all female students by audition. A minimum 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    LS-Lee Singers: Study and performance of a wide range of choral literature. One major tour each semester in addition to other off-campus appearances. Open to all students by audition. A minimum 4 hours of rehearsal per week.

    MD-Music Drama Workshop: A practical laboratory course which involves the production of music dramas. Work includes casting, rehearsing, designing and constructing sets, lighting, costuming and publicity for recitals and public presentations.

    OR-Orchestra: Study and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  One major concert each semester. 

    OT-Opera Theatre: Experience in the practical application of musical and dramatic preparation and performance of opera. Open to all students by audition.

    PE-Percussion Ensemble: Study and performance of percussion ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    SB-Symphonic Band: Study and performance of concert and church wind band literature. One major tour each semester in addition to a wide variety of venues both on and off campus.  Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.   

    SJ-Small Jazz Ensemble: Study and performance of a variety of music for small jazz ensemble. Instrumentation based upon student availability. Open to all students by audition. A minimum of 3 hours of rehearsal per week.

    ST-Chamber Strings: [Needs revision - I will work with Mr. Yu]

    WE-Wind Ensemble: Study and performance of concert wind ensemble literature.  Open by audition to music majors, general university students, and members of the local community.  A minimum of 4 hours of rehearsal per week.  Two major concerts per semester. 

    Prerequisites
    Audition required.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every Semester


Music-General

  
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    MUSG 098 - Basic Piano - Music Majors


    Class instruction for the music major who has had little or no prior piano instruction.

    Prerequisites
    Piano Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 103 - Class Piano I - Non-Music Majors


    Study and application of basic techniques of playing the piano. No prior study of the piano is required.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 111 - Class Piano I - Music Majors


    Study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-098, piano placement exam or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 112 - Class Piano II - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-111 or the approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 211 - Class Piano III - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-112 or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 212 - Class Piano IV - Music Majors


    Continued study of functional piano skills.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSG-211 or approved equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 286 - Piano Proficiency Examination


    Demonstration of functional piano skills according to requirements of student’s program of study. Grading is Pass/Fail.

    Prerequisites
    MUSG-212 or approved equivalent

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSG 488 - Introduction to Research in Music


    Designed especially for students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum who choose the Thesis Option, this course provides an orientation to scholarly writing in music. It also guides students through the process of developing a prospectus for the Senior Thesis.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311, MUHL-312, MUSA-288, and MUST-241 or MUSB-243.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSG 498 - Senior Thesis


    Designed as a culminating experience for students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum, this course guides the student through the process of conceiving and developing a musical topic for research. Students report their research in a major paper and present it in a public forum.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of faculty committee

    Credit Hours: 1

Music-History and Literature

  
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    MUHL 211 - Music in Culture


    Designed for the general university student, this course investigates ways in which music reflects and interacts with its cultural milieu. The course includes developing a basic vocabulary of skills in music listening and seeks to develop understanding of and appreciation for a wide variety of musical styles. Extensive use of recordings is supplemented by live performances.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Credit for this course does not apply toward a major or minor in Music.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    MUHL 212 - Music History: 1700 - 1850


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and musical styles in their social, political and historical contexts from c. 1700 to 1850.  The music of selected non-Western cultures forms an essential counterpoint at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-121 and MUST-122.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MUHL 311 - Music History: Antiquity to 1700


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and musical styles in their social, political and historical contexts from antiquity to c. 1700.  The music of selected non-Western cultures forms an essential counterpoint at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-212, MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 312 - Music History: 1850 - Present


    A study of the history of significant trends in the history of Western music and music styles in their social, political and historical contexts from c. 1850 to the present time.  Exploration of the music of selected non-Western cultures is integrated at appropriate points in the course.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-212, MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 316 - Opera Literature


    A survey of opera literature in Western music from 1600 to the present. Attention is given to the knowledge and source of opera plots, roles, and the ability to aurally identify specific opera themes. Musical contexts, geographical regions, composers and dramatic styles are also covered.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered in Spring Semester during even numbered years
  
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    MUHL 391 - Vocal Literature


    This course provides a survey of the art song in Western music from 1600 to the present in which attention is given to musical styles in their historical frameworks. The study also includes selected solo vocal music appropriate for formal worship settings.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL- 312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 401-403 - Special Topics in Music History


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic changes to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: MUHL- 311 and MUHL-312 and permission from the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUHL 411 - Piano Literature


    A course designed to expand the student’s knowledge of music written for keyboard instruments with an emphasis on the literature that features his/her applied major instrument.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 421BR / PE / ST / WW - Brass / Percussion / String / Woodwind Literature


    Each course is designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of the solo and ensemble literature that includes his/her applied major instrument.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUHL 431 - Classical Guitar Literature


    This course is designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of the music for classical guitar. The study includes composers and literature for vihuela, lute and guitar of the Renaissance period to guitar literature of the present.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 432 - Choral Literature


    A survey of sacred choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, including representative composers and an overview of their primary choral works. The course explores large and small choral forms of western music with attention to style traits and performance practices.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-311 and MUHL-312

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 500 - Music History Review


    A course designed to assist the entering graduate student to prepare for the study of music history and literature at the graduate level. Grading is pass/fail. Credit does not apply towards master’s degree in music.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music History Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 501-503 - Special Topics in Music History and Literature


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns.  The topic changes to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  
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    MUHL 510 - Introduction to Graduate Music Studies


    An orientation to graduate music studies and requirements, with particular attention given to the methodology of scholarly research and writing in music. This course must be taken and passed before prospectus is presented to Graduate Committee.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Music History Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered every semester
  
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    MUHL 512 - Performance Practice in the History of Music


    An overview of significant techniques, notations, and contexts of historically informed performance with particular emphasis on the baroque and classic styles. Students consult primary and secondary sources and apply principles learned to representative musical works appropriate to their degree programs.

    Prerequisites
    Appropriate score on the Music History Placement Exam, and MUSG 510 Introduction to Graduate Music Studies.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUHL 515 - Primary Instrument Literature


    An in-depth study of selected music literature from the standard solo, concerto, and orchestral repertoire of the student’s primary (non-keyboard) instrument framed in its social, cultural, and historical contexts.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL 510 and MUHL 512

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
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    MUHL 516 - Opera Literature


    An in-depth study of opera literature in western music from 1600 to the present. Attention is given to the knowledge and sources of opera plots, roles, and the ability to aurally identify specific opera themes. Musical periods, geographical regions, composers and dramatic styles will also be covered.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester of even-numbered years
  
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    MUHL 517 - Wind Band Literature


    This course covers the repertoire of the Wind Band from its early years to present. The presentation has a historical perspective, focusing on the band as a functional service ensemble, an ensemble for art’s sake, and an activity for education in music in the modern curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUHL 521 - Symphonic Literature


    A course designed to enlarge the student’s knowledge of symphonic literature with an emphasis on the literature that presents significant challenges in his/her applied discipline (i.e. major instrument or conducting). 

    Prerequisites
    MUHL 500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester

  
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    MUHL 532 - Choral Literature


    A survey of choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to present day compositions. Emphasis is placed on sacred and secular choral music appropriate for performance in today’s public and private schools, colleges, and community and church choirs.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUHL 591 - Vocal Literature


    An in-depth study of selected music literature from the standard solo, concerto, and orchestral repertoire of the student’s primary applied area framed in its social, cultural, and historical contexts.

    Prerequisites
    MUHL-500 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Every semester

Music-Pedagogy

  
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    MUSP 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Pedagogy


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSP 450 - Classical Guitar Pedagogy


    The course is designed to equip students with the pedagogical skills of classical guitar instruction. Topics to be covered are principles of teaching, principles of pedagogy, and musicianship.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the B.A. or B.M. program as a guitar major in the senior year of study or consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    MUSP 460 - Instrumental Pedagogy


    This course is designed to introduce the prospective instrumental teacher to basic techniques of instruction on the primary instrument and to provide the student with experience in teaching while under supervision.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the BA or BM program as an instrumental major in the senior year of study or consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSP 470 - Vocal Pedagogy


    Designed to introduce the prospective voice teacher to the basic techniques of vocal pedagogy and to provide the student with experience in teaching voice to beginning vocal students while under supervision.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSP 480 - Piano Pedagogy I


    The course is designed to equip piano majors with the pedagogical skills of keyboard instruction at the elementary and early intermediate level, and to provide an opportunity for supervised teaching.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the BA or BM program as a keyboard major in the senior year of study or consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSP 481 - Piano Pedagogy II


    A course designed to further equip piano majors with the pedagogical skills appropriate to early advanced keyboard instruction.

    Prerequisites
    MUSP 480

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSP 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Pedagogy


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topics will change to meet student demand and interests.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSP 550 - Classical Guitar Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSP 570 - Vocal Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSP 580 - Keyboard Pedagogy Seminar


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUSP 581 - Art of Interpretation


    The combination of the subjective and objective, the intense study of a well-researched score defined by a discerning ear.  This knowledge fashioned through the hands of a competent pianist with a dash of personality, imagination, and taste, makes the music speak in the most direct and persuasive manner.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSP 586 - Primary Instrument Pedagogy


    Study, critical analysis, and application of various pedagogical approaches and current issues in the discipline that relate to the teaching of advanced repertoire in the student’s primary applied area. Includes supervised studio teaching of advanced repertoire with selected students.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into Graduate Program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Every semester

Music-Performance

  
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    MUPF 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Performance


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet students demand and interest.
     

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUPF 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Performance


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of Instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3

Music-Theory

  
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    MUST 101 - Music Fundamentals


    A course that acquaints students with the rudiments of music. While not applicable toward a major or minor in music, it is designed to prepare the student for enrollment in MUST-111. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of the Music Theory Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-102.
  
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    MUST 101AP - Music Fundamentals


    This course is to provide the student with experiences which reveal how music is God’s creation and that we, His creation, are at our best when we return His music back to Him through our sincere worship. You will explore the music fundamentals that flow from His creation; our increased understanding and skilled use of these principles will help us to better lead in His worship and interact with those who bring Him praise.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 102 - Fundamental Aural Skills


    An introduction to basic skills of sight singing and dictation. While not applicable toward a major or minor in music, it is designed to prepare students for enrollment in MUST-112. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of Music Theory Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-101.
  
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    MUST 103 - Music Theory in Worship I


    This course is designed to expose students to the basic concepts of music theory.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 104 - Music Theory in Worship II


    This course is a continuation of the study of music theory concepts, emphasizing reading, writing, listening and analytical skills most applicable to worship leadership professions.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-103

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUST 111 - Music Theory I


    A course that emphasizes written and analytical skills of the basic elements of music. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST- 101 and MUST-102 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-112.
  
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    MUST 112 - Aural Skills I


    Practice and training in application of aural skills. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST 101 and MUST 102 or appropriate score on Music Theory Placement Exam

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-111.
  
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    MUST 121 - Music Theory II


    Continued study of the materials of music that emphasizes writing and analysis of music of the common practice period. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-111 and MUST-112

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-122.
  
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    MUST 122 - Aural Skills II


    Further practice and training in application of aural skills. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-111 and MUST-112

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-121.
  
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    MUST 231 - Music Theory III


    Continued study of the materials of music emphasizing writing and analysis of chromatic harmonies. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-121 and MUST-122

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-232.
  
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    MUST 232 - Aural Skills III


    Further practice and training in application of aural and sightsinging skills; special emphasis is given to chromaticism, triplets, and sequences. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-121, MUST-122, and MUSG-111 or their equivalents.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-231.
  
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    MUST 241 - Music Theory IV


    Continued study of the materials of music including an introduction to counterpoint, form and 20th-century techniques. A grade of “C-” is required to meet the requirements for a music major or minor.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of “C-” in MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUST-242.
 

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