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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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.

MU310O Collegiate Orchestra (0.5)

Preparation and performance of major oratorio

and other selected works each semester. Meets once

weekly. Open to all students. 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

sixth chords, enharmonic spellings, and enharmonic

modulations. Study of variation technique, analysis

of large forms such as sonata allegro and rondo form

and written analysis, aural recognition, composition

and keyboard performance. Class meets 5 hours

weekly.

Prerequisite: MU142A.

MU242A Music Theory IV (3) and MU242B

Aural Skills IV (1)

Further study of altered dominants and chromatic

mediants, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords,

and expanded tonal materials. Study of contrapuntal

practices of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries

with analysis, writing assignments, and applications

to linear aspects of twentieth century music. Study

of modes, scalar materials, and extended techniques

used in Impressionism and other post-tonal styles

involving analysis and original composition using

these devices. Class meets 5 hours weekly.

Prerequisite:

MU241A.

MU251 Introduction to Audio Technology, Pro

Tools I (3)

(Pro-Tools I) An introductory course designed

to acquaint students with the discipline of audio

technology and begin learning Pro Tools software.

MU260 Recital or Project (0)

A 30-minute recital generally given in the fall of the

junior year by performance majors, and in the senior

year by all others as required. Permission to give a

recital must be acquired the previous semester, and

the program and/or pre-recital must be approved

at least one month before the recital date. Students

qualified to substitute a project for the recital must

submit a proposal and obtain faculty approval before

beginning the project; they must give the faculty

periodic progress reports, and on completion, turn

in a thorough written description of the project with

appropriate ancillary materials. Projects must involve

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.