The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
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.
MU142AMusic Theory II (3) andMU142B Aural
Skills II (1)
Further harmonic study including diatonic seventh
chords, secondary dominants, leading-tone chords,
modulation, binary and ternary form, and popular
music symbols. Melodic, rhythmic and harmonic
dictation, and sight-singing. Class meets 5 hours
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
All music majors must also register for MU390
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 jazz music.
MU190 Introduction to 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
MU231 Piano Foundations III (1)
Continues development of the skills taught in
Prerequisite: MU132 or permission.
MU232 Piano Foundations IV (1)
Continues development of the skills taught in MU
231, with added emphasis in accompanying and
instrumental, vocal, and choral score reading.
uisite: MU231 or permission.
MU233 Popular Music Theory I (3)
Worship-focused improvisation, harmonization,
arranging, analysis, charting, and other skills.
MU234 Popular Music Theory II (3)
A continuation of the elements of Popular Music
MU241A Music Theory III (3) and MU241B
Aural Skills III (1)
Study of advanced harmonic materials, including
borrowed chords, theNeapolitan sixth and augmented