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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


Prerequisite: MU141A.

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 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

formal continuity.

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.

Prerequisite: MU142.

MU234 Popular Music Theory II (3)

A continuation of the elements of Popular Music

Theory I.

Prerequisite: MU233.

MU241A Music Theory III (3) and MU241B

Aural Skills III (1)

Study of advanced harmonic materials, including

borrowed chords, theNeapolitan sixth and augmented