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    Oct 05, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Music-Applied

  
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    MUSA 101 - Applied Music – Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSA 102 - Applied Music – Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1-2
  
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    MUSA 103 - Applied Music – Elective Applied Study


    Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. Does not apply toward a major in music. May be repeated once for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 120 - Fundamentals of Vocal Technique


    This course provides group vocal instruction and is designed for the Pre-Music student. The goal of the course is to aid the student in developing free vocal production and to bring him or her into a performing acquaintance with repertoire from both the classical and sacred literature. Previously MUSA 120VO - Fundamentals of Vocal Technique.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSA 185 - Performance Seminar


    A class designed to expose students to various types of music in the vocal, instrumental, and keyboard genres. This course is required of all music majors for seven semesters. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSA 186 - Piano Seminar


    A class experience designed to expose pianists to techniques and coachings on a wide variety of piano literature and functional piano skills. This course is required of all piano majors and concentrations for 7 semesters. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to School of Music with piano as primary instrument.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSA 201 - Applied Music - Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 101 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSA 202 - Applied Music - Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 102 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 203 - Applied Music - Elective Applied Study


    Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. Does not apply toward a major in music. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 103 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 221 - Accompanying


    A course designed to equip students with the necessary skills in the art of accompanying.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to MUSKA.BM program or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSA 230 - Diction for Singers I


    For applied voice majors. It covers study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, Italian, French and German diction. To be taken during the freshman or sophomore year. Previously MUED-221 - Diction for Singers I.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSA 231 - Diction for Singers II


    A continuation of MUSA 230. Previously MUED-221 - Diction for Singers II.

    Prerequisites
    MUSA-230

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSA 288 - Upper Division Admission Examination


    A 10-minute, juried performance at the end of four semesters of applied study on the music major’s primary instrument. The student performs music of contrasting styles for a committee of music faculty. Successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Examination (UDAE) is required for admission into upper-level applied study.  For transfer students, the applied study may or may not have been done at Lee University.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 201 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSA 301 - Applied Music – Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 201, or their approved equivalents and MUSA 288.

     

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3

  
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    MUSA 302 - Applied Music – Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 202 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 303 - Applied Music – Elective Applied Study


    Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. Does not apply toward a major in music. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 203 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 395 - Junior Recital


    One-half hour of public recital for students in Bachelor of Music - Performance degree programs.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSA 401 - Applied Music – Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 301 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSA 402 - Applied Music - Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 302 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 403 - Applied Music – Elective Applied Study


    Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. Does not apply toward a major in music.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 303 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 495 - Senior Recital


    One-half hour of public recital (one hour for Bachelor of Music students). Students in Bachelor of Music degree programs will receive 1 hour of credit; all others receive no credit.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 0 - 1, depending on student’s degree program.
  
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    MUSA 501 - Primary Applied Study


    Applied music in the 501 series is intended for all graduate students who are working toward an emphasis in applied music and taking lessons in their Primary instrument. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to the Master of Music Performance degree, and is allowed only by special permission.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program audition and acceptance, and instructor permission.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUSA 503 - Elective Applied Study


    Applied music in the 503 series is intended for all graduate students who need elective credits and are seeking specialized assistance in particular instrument technique.

    Prerequisites
    Audition into program/permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1 - 2
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    MUSA 530 - Diction I


    For graduate vocal performance  and conducting majors, this course covers study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, English, and Italian.  

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSA 531 - Diction II


    For graduate vocal performance and conducting majors, this course covers study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, French, and German diction.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSA 595 - Graduate Recital


    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 music recital per semester.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Every semester

Music-Business

  
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    MUSB 135 - Music Technology


    An introduction to using the computer in music.  Includes rudimentary applications of Finale and ProTools to create short projects.

    Prerequisites
    Acceptance as a music major or permission of the instructor

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSB 185 - Jazz Seminar


    This course is designed to expose students to the historical, performance and analytical aspects of music in the jazz idiom. The study includes the biographies of an musical analysis of the music of important jazz artists and their respective contributions to the art form. Students will be expected to attend jazz performances in the area and to maintain listening journals.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: .25
  
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    MUSB 201 - Introduction to Music Business


    This course provides an introduction to selected facets of the music industry in the U.S.A., reflecting on its interaction with the ideas of responsible citizenship and redemptive service.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester
  
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    MUSB 235 - Audio and Notational Technology for Music Business


    Designed to enhance students’ knowledge of technology used in audio and notational aspects of the music industry, placing this technology in its historical context.

    Prerequisites
    MUSB-135

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSB 243 - Commercial Music Theory


    This course focuses on the theory and practice of the critical elements needed for the understanding, performance, and production of commercial music.

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

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUSB-244.

  
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    MUSB 244 - Commercial Aural Skills


    Designed to enhance students’ aural and keyboard skills, applying concepts introduced in Commercial Music Theory.

    Prerequisites
    MUSG-211; A minimum grade of C in MUST-121 and MUST-122

     

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in MUSB-243.

  
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    MUSB 251 - Improvisation


    Designed to develop the theoretical and performance skills necessary in learning the art of improvisation. Requires concurrent enrollment in Improvisation Lab.

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

    Co-requisite: MUSB-251L

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester

  
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    MUSB 331 - History of Commercial Music


    A study of the history of popular music in America from c. 1840 to the present.  Extensive listening required.

    Prerequisites
    MUSB-243, MUSB-244, and MUHL-212

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSB 335 - Advanced Commercial Audio Applications


    Building on the students’ foundational work in music technology, this course explores the operation and application of current digital audio software and hardware, culminating with the completion of a short recording project.

    Prerequisites
    MUSB-235

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MUSB 351 - Advanced Improvisation


    The course focuses on advanced, contemporary harmonic progressions, as well as extended and altered harmonies. It also includes specific elements, including the “Cry Me a River” application and melodic approaches that imply standard chord substitutions. Requires concurrent enrollment in Advanced Improvisation Lab.

    Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C in MUSB-251 or equivalent

    Co-requisite: MUSB-351L

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester of even-numbered years

  
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    MUSB 401-403 - Special Topics in Music Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSB 421 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship for Music Business


    Designed to acquaint students with the concept of entrepreneurship for selected vocations within the music industry.

    Prerequisites
    MUSB-201

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSB 492 - Music Business Internship


    Application and synthesis of principles and practices of the music business designed according to the student’s interest and ability. Requires approval of the Music Business Committee.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-409, MUSA-288, MUSB-243, MUSB-301, MUSB-331, TCOM- 235, or permission of the Music Business Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSB 497 - Senior Project


    One-half hour of public recital or project related to a specific area of the music business. Open to Bachelor of Science students only with approval of the Music Business Committee.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSB 501-503 - Special Topics in Music Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUSB 513 - Music and Media Technology


    An introduction to the use of media and musical technology in the church, the classroom, media concerts, theatrical presentations and the recording studio. The course will cover the use of computer hardware and software (music notation, MIDI/sequencing, classroom organization and presentation, computer-aided instruction, and web design) for the professional musician.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSB 543 - Commercial Music Theory


    A course which focuses on the theory and practice of the critical elements needed for the understanding, performance, and production of commercial music.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-500 and MUST-505 or equivalent

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUSB 551 - Advanced Improvisation


    The course focuses on advanced, contemporary harmonic progressions, as well as extended and altered harmonies. It also includes specific elements, including the “Cry Me a River” application and melodic approaches that imply standard chord substitutions. Requires concurrent enrollment in Advanced Improvisation Lab.

    Prerequisites
    MUST-500 or MUST-505 or equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester

Music-Conducting

  
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    MUCO 102CO - Secondary Applied Conducting


    Applied study of conducting at the secondary level. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit. 

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of MUCO-330, and MUCO-331 or MUCO-332

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUCO 103CO - Elective Applied Conducting


    Applied study of conducting at the elective level. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit. 

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of MUCO-330, and MUCO-331 or MUCO-332

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUCO 330 - Fundamentals of Conducting


    Basic techniques of conducting simple and complex beat patterns, use of the left hand for cuing and introductory baton techniques.

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

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered both semesters
  
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    MUCO 331 - Advanced Choral Conducting


    A continuation of Fundamentals of Conducting focusing on choral music.

    Prerequisites
    MUCO-330; a minimum grade of C in MUST-231 and MUST-232

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered both semesters
  
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    MUCO 332 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting


    A continuation of Fundamentals of Conducting focusing on instrumental music.

    Prerequisites
    MUCO-330; a minimum grade of C in MUST-231 and MUST-232.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUCO 431 - Choral Techniques


    A survey of practical considerations for working with choral groups, with emphasis on: rehearsal planning and score preparation; problem-solving strategies for choral tone, diction, choral blend, and intonation; the development of choral musicianship and selection of repertoire. Importance is given to the development of church choral organizations.

    Prerequisites
    MUCO-331 or MUCO-332

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUCO 501CO - Primary Applied Conducting


    Applied conducting in the five hundred series is intended for students who are working toward the degree in conducting and seeking specialized assistance in a particular conducting technique. A total of 8 hours is required.  Involves ensemble participation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Audition

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Each Semester
  
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    MUCO 502CO - Secondary Applied Conducting


    Applied conducting in the 502 series is intended for all graduate students except those with an emphasis in applied music who are taking lessons on a Secondary instrument.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate audition/Permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
    When Offered
    Every Semester
  
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    MUCO 503CO - Elective Applied Conducting


    Applied music intended for all graduate students who need Elective credits and are seeking specialized assistance in conducting technique.

     

    Credit Hours: 1 - 2

  
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    MUCO 511-513 - Special Topics in Conducting


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

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Director of Graduate Studies in Music

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    MUCO 516 - Choral Conducting


    An investigation of choral music of varying styles, periods, and genres with emphasis on conducting gestures, rehearsal techniques, score study, and stylistic performance, including orchestral accompaniment.

    Prerequisites
    MUCO 331 or equilivaent

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    MUCO 517 - Instrumental Conducting


    An investigation of instrumental music of varying styles, periods, and genres with emphasis on conducting and rehearsal technique, score study, and stylistic performance.

    Prerequisites
    MUCO 330 or undergraduate equivalent

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MUCO 531 - Choral Techniques


    A survey of practical considerations for working with choral groups with emphasis on rehearsal planning and score preparation; problem-solving strategies for choral tone, diction, choral blend, and intonation; the development of choral musicianship and selection of repertoire.  Importance is given to the development of church choral organizations. Previously MUSP-531 - Choral Techniques.

     

    Prerequisites
    MUCO-331 or MUCO-332.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUCO 575 - Wind Band Rehearsal Techniques


    A course designed to include both the practical skills (baton technique, score reading, stylistic and expressive choices, rehearsal techniques) and theoretical background (score analysis, repertoire, programming, etc.) for the advanced conductor. A project of this course will be the selection of distinctive concert materials for several performing levels; i.e., elementary, intermediate, high school, and college.

     

    Prerequisites
    MUCO-332 or equivalent.

     

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    MUCO 595 - Graduate Conducting Project


    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.
     

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    all semesters

Music-Church

  
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    MUSC 112 - Introduction to Music Ministry


    A course designed to provide the student with an overview of the essentials of local church ministry and to acquaint him/her with the music ministry profession. The course includes observation of local church music programs and interviews with the music ministers from various denominational traditions and church sizes.
     

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Every Semester
  
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    MUSC 112AP - Introduction to Music Ministry


    This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the ministry of music in a local church. It will also introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of the music minister/worship leader. In addition you will be able to examine and evaluate the design, administration and use of resources enabling you to develop and maintain a complete church music ministry. 
     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 213 - Music Ministry Leadership


    A study of the administrative, pastoral, and worship-leading roles of the minister of music in a fully developed music program at the local level.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-112

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSC 213AP - Music Ministry Leadership


    A study of the administrative and pastoral roles of the minister of music in a fully developed music program at the local level.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 223 - Aspects of Leading Music for Worship


    A course designed to acquaint students with the skills for successful church music arranging with emphasis on practical application and adaptability to various situations. Special attention is given to techniques for arranging or adapting music for ensembles with limited instrumentation and/or personnel.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-311; a minimum grade of C in MUST-121, and MUST-122

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    MUSC 311 - Congregational Song


    A survey of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; and a study of the role of congregational singing and worship.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-112 and MUHL-212.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    MUSC 312AP - Aspects of Leading Music for Worship


    This course provides students opportunity to study the components of an effective contemporary church music ministry. Emphasis is placed on the importance and use of music in worship. Concepts of worship forms, styles and support are reviewed. Attention is also given to music ministry in the education, evangelism and nurturing activities of the church.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 315 - Music Conferences


    Courses that involve a variety of workshops at music conferences where students participate in charismatic and evangelical worship service traditions as well as other contemporary forms of praise and worship. Individual workshops typically address current issues in sacred music, along with sessions on technique. Conferees attend numerous music-reading sessions. Evening concerts demonstrate the integration of materials, techniques and philosophy of worship. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSC 321 - Philosophy of Music and Worship


    A course designed to discuss current issues/trends and philosophies in church music from an informed perspective of the biblical and historical foundations of church music. To assist students in the development of their own philosophy of music ministry, the course will include discussion, observation and evaluation of church services and student-led music experiences.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-213, MUSC-311 and MUSC-223.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    MUSC 390 - 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 401-403 - Special Topics in Church Music


    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 to 3
  
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    MUSC 402AP - Special Topics in Church Music


    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: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MUSC 414 - Concepts and Models of Music in Worship


    This course is designed to discuss concepts, models, and current uses of music in worship from an informed perspective of its biblical, theological, and historical foundations.

    Prerequisites
    MUSC-223 & MUSC-311

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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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-214, MUSC-311 and MUSC-312, 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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