MU132 Piano Foundations II (1)
Continues development of the skills begun in MU131.
Prerequisite: MU131 or permission.
MU141A Music Theory I (3) and MU141B Aural Skills I (1)
Designed for the music major. Study of the fundamentals of music including proper notation procedures, scales, keys,
intervals, rhythm, and melody. In addition, study of chord construction with emphasis on four-part writing and analysis of
harmonic progressions involving diatonic triads and non-harmonic tones; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; and
sight singing. Class meets 5 hours weekly.
MU142A Music Theory II (3) and MU142B Aural Skills II (1)
Further harmonic study including diatonic seventh chords; secondary dominants; leading-tone chords; modulation; binary
and ternary form; popular music symbols; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; and sight singing. Class meets 5 hours
Prerequisite: MU141A, B.
MU160/360 Individual Instruction (1-2)
Private lessons in performance areas as listed below. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit. This 160 course number
applies to students in their first four semesters of private instruction. May be repeated for credit.
All music majors must also
register for MU390 Performance Practicum.
Areas of instruction: MU160A Piano, MU160B Voice, MU160C Organ, MU160D
Guitar, MU160F Flute, MU160G Oboe, MU160H Clarinet, MU160I Saxophone, MU160J Bassoon, MU160K Trumpet,
MU160L Horn, MU160M Trombone, MU160N Euphonium/Tuba, MU160O Percussion, MU160P Violin, MU160R Harp,
MU160S Cello, MU160T String Bass, MU160U Harpsichord, MU160V Viola, MU160W Composition, MU160X Bagpipe.
Other areas may be added as needed.
MU170 Class Instruction (1)
Small class (not over 8) instruction in performance areas of voice, piano, or other areas. Designed for the student with little
or no previous private training. May be repeated once for credit.
MU181 Introduction to Music Education (1)
Orientation course designed to introduce students to the teaching profession.
MU188 Basic Theory for Music Ministry (1)
Popular music theory designed for non-music majors for use in worship or for personal enrichment. Involves an
introduction to harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic principles of music, including key signatures, scales, intervals, chords,
chord construction, and chord progression as a basis for understanding traditional, contemporary Christian, popular, and
MU190 Essentials of Music & Art (3)
An overview of music and art in Western civilization. Integrates culture, philosophy, and history and helps the student to
verbalize a biblically-based philosophy of music and art. Includes a segment on hymnology and worship, concert attendance,
and a field trip to the Getty Center. For non-music majors.
MU223 Audio Engineering I (3)
Exploration of sound, acoustics, and sound systems, including system processors and signal processing; building a live mix;
and producing live sound for worship, theater, concert, and corporate events.
MU225 Introduction to Composition (2)
The study of the craft of musical composition: thematic organization and development, pacing, and formal continuity.
MU231 Piano Foundations III (1)
Continues development of the skills taught in MU132.
Prerequisite: MU132 or permission.