Degrees and Certificates
MUS 111: Basic Musicianship I
This course examines the structure and theory of music. The acquisition of introductory skills in music reading, sight singing and aural perception form an important part of this course. Detailed consideration is given to diatonic harmony, elementary formal structures, melodic analysis and part-writing.
MUS 112: Musicianship II
This course has the same basic format as Basic Musicianship I, with more emphasis on advanced skill acquisition in harmony, theoretical practices; ear training as utilized in the common practice period. Detailed consideration will focus on representative works of the music eras.
MUS 200: Independent Study
To be arranged with faculty.
MUS 208: Masterpieces of Music
This is a study of major compositions of the concert repertoire and their antecedent forms: orchestral music, concerto form, chamber music, solo repertoire and choral music.
MUS 216: Vocal Technique/Conducting
The study of voice through choral conducting. Basic tone production and good vocal hygiene are stressed in breath support, tone placement, and diction exercises. Emphasis placed on conducting skills, score preparation, and rehearsal techniques.
MUS 217: American Musical Theatre
A survey of the American Musical from its Operetta beginnings to the late 20th Century. Detailed consideration is given to American composers and lyricists. Important stage works will be studied/viewed on a regular basis.
MUS 231: Guitar
A course that teaches basic folk guitar technique. Guitar strumming, picking, note reading as well as first position chords will be covered. Basic rote song methods will be utilized in class preparation exercises.
MUS 235: Musical Theatre Scene Study
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MUS 300: Independent Study
To be arranged with faculty.
MUS 315: Applied Music: Instrumental
Private lessons for orchestral instruments are available for a course fee. The fee covers 10 lessons, 50 minutes each. Contact the creative and performing arts department for scheduling details. (244-4502 or [email protected])
MUS 316: Chorus: Sage Singers
The Sage Singers is a non-audition ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs a wide variety of choral literature. The literature studied includes major choral works and traditional choral music. With enthusiastic participation, effective rehearsals and a strong commitment to practice, students will realize a multitude of educational and aesthetic rewards. Due to an effort to provide a well-rounded concert presentation, outside practice and a few select-targeted additional rehearsals and sectionals will be needed.
MUS 318: Applied Music: Piano
Private piano lessons are available for a course fee. The fee covers 10 lessons, 50 minutes each. Contact the Creative and Performing Arts Department for scheduling details (244-4502) or [email protected].
MUS 319: Applied Music: Voice
Private voice lessons are available for a course fee. The fee covers 10 lessons, 50 minutes each. Contact the Creative and Performing Arts Department for scheduling details (244-4502) or [email protected].
MUS 400: Independent Study
To be arranged by faculty.
MUS 405: Senior Project
Students design and execute a Senior Recital under the supervision of the music advisor. Required for a CAT major with a concentration in music.
MUS 410: Honors Project
Seniors who satisfy college and departmental standards may be invited to undertake an Honors project in place of a senior project. The expectation is that these projects are qualitatively superior to the senior project.