Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 128

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
significant research and require the amount of time
equivalent to preparation for a junior recital.
MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
Basic study of song-leading, conducting patterns and styles
through practical experience in the classroom, using hymns
and choral materials.
Prerequisite: MU141
MU283 Diction for Singers: IPA, English (2)
Study of the international phonetic alphabet and singing
in English.
MU284 Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French
(2)
Study of singing diction in Italian, German and French
languages using the international phonetic alphabet.
MU295 Music & Art for Musicians (3)
Establishes a foundation in music and art in Western
Civilization. Relates music and art to culture, philosophy,
and history and helps the student develop a biblically-based
philosophy of music. Includes segments on American
Music and Non-Western Music, and an art museum field
trip.
Prerequisite: Major in music or approval of the instructor
MU310 Collegiate Singers (0.5)
Preparation and performance of major oratorio and other
selected works each semester. Meets once weekly. Open
to all students. No auditions. May be repeated for credit.
MU311 Opera Workshop (1)
Opera scenes from a variety of styles and time periods are
performed in English, with staging and costumes. Open
to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
MU313 Percussion Techniques (1)
Basic elements of playing percussion instruments as it
relates to school teachers. Basic rudiments, design and
maintenance of percussion instruments.
MU314 Woodwind Techniques (1)
Basic elements of playing woodwind instruments as it
relates to school teaching. Performance skills, literature
and maintenance of woodwind instruments.
MU315 Brass Techniques (1)
Basic elements of playing brass instruments as it relates
to school teaching. Performance skills, literature and
maintenance of brass instruments.
MU316 String Techniques (1)
Basic elements of playing string instruments as it relates
to school teaching. Positions, design, maintenance and
literature of string instruments.
MU320 The Master’s Chorale (1)
Concert choir of 50 to 60 voices. Membership is open to
all students by audition with the director. Strong emphasis
on concert chorale literature of varied eras and styles. Area
concerts and spring tour, with tours to Israel every four
years. May be repeated for credit.
Co-requisite: MU310
MU320W Women’s Chamber Choir (1)
A choir for women performing a wide variety of music
from all style periods. The choir sings in a number of
local venues, including churches, convalescent centers,
campus concerts, and also has a spring tour. Open to all
women students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Co-requisite: MU310
MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
Attendance at a specified number of concerts. Required
concerts include a combination of on- and off-campus
concerts. Pass/Fail; no tuition.
MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church (3)
Traces the thread of worship from early Hebrew times to
the present; explores the varied paradigms of worship and
reasons why we worship as we do. Presents the historical
development of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
Addresses current changes in church music and teaches
organizational and leadership skills for the music ministry
of a church. Focuses on a commitment to the pre-
eminence of Scripture and Christ-centered worship,
advocating that hymns, praise songs, and all music of
the church must support the Word of God and remain
the servant of our faith. Covers philosophy of church
music, praise teams, choirs, congregational singing, special
programs, equipment and materials, and working with the
music committee and pastoral staff.
MU340 Wind Ensemble (1)
The instrumental performance ensemble for wind and
percussion musicians that is open to all students through
audition. Designated to provide the wind and percussion
instrumentalist opportunities to study, rehearse, and
perform a variety of wind band literature composed for
accomplished wind and percussion ensembles. May be
repeated for credit.
MU340B Brass Ensemble (1)
MU340C Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (1)
Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for
credit.
MU340F Flute Ensemble (1)
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