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MU478 Instrumental Literature (1)

Performance and study of literature for the specific instrument from early stylistic periods to the present. Purpose is to

survey as much literature as possible to study the development of music for the instrument as well as to study its use

for teaching purposes.

MU482 Senior Seminar in Music (2)

A course for graduating seniors that correlates music history, literature, and theory, with a writing component expressing

the student’s philosophy of life from the Christian perspective. Emphasizes leadership and encompasses the wide-

sweeping expectations of the profession. Includes preparation for the major field exam, career possibilities, and an exit

interview. Combines with the recital requirement to provide a capstone course.

MU483 Piano Pedagogy III (2)

An introduction to teaching piano lessons within a group setting (whether adult, average age, or pre-school) by

examining the approaches of various music educators and by comparing examples of group piano methods.

Prerequisite:

MU386.

MU484 Piano Pedagogy IV (2)

A course on current pedagogy topics, ranging from the use of technology in the classroom to approaches to teaching

technique, sight reading, improvisation, and composition, as well as directed readings in piano pedagogy.

Prerequisite:

MU483.

MU488 Handbell Directing & Advanced Techniques (1)

A study of the particulars of directing a handbell choir. Topics include: music selection and preparation, ringer

placement, rehearsals, performance techniques and advanced ensemble ringing techniques.

Prerequisite: MU340H.

Corequisite: MU380H.

MU494 Worship Internship (2)

A supervised experience in which the student observes, works with, and then is observed and evaluated by church

pastoral leadership.

MU498 Internship in Audio Technology (2)

A supervised experience in which students work in a commercial studio and are observed and evaluated by a professional

technician.