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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



covering composers, performers, styles and major


MU411 Computers in Music (2)

Course includes computer OS basics, spreadsheet

and presentation software, Internet and web-

site development, audio files, sound sampling,

synthesizers, MIDI language, developing skills

in notation (Finale) with EPS cross-software

implementation, and sequencing (Logic) with editing,

voicing, and mixing of multi-tracks in General MIDI

and Soft-Synth modes.

MU414 Instrumental Methods (2)

A cornerstone course enabling students to gain a

greater understanding and working knowledge to

become successful teachers of instrumental music

in K-12 schools. Topics encompass the elementary

level musician, concert band, marching band, jazz

band, and orchestra, with detailed discussion of (each

performing group,) recruiting, grading, planning,

organizing, seating, rehearsal techniques, full score

analysis, literature, discipline, fundamental marching

techniques and public relations.

MU416 Teaching Music in the Elementary &

Secondary School (3)

Survey of materials, methods of teaching and

philosophies of vocal, general, and instrumental

music programs found in elementary through

senior high schools. At least 9 classroom hours of

observation/fieldwork are required.

MU421 Directed Studies (1-3)

Intensive study of a selected area of music.


permission of the department chairperson.

MU426 Audio Engineering II (3)

Final studio course involving increased independence

at the workstation. Attention will be given to the

senior project.

MU428 Choral Methods (2)

A broad survey of choral repertoire fromGregorian

chant to present-day compositions. Emphasis is

placed upon knowing the availability and sources of

music and of appropriateness for the church and

school. Includes a plan for the establishment of the

graded music program with special attention given

to methods and materials. Field experience required.

MU431 Music Components & Techniques for

Elementary Teachers (3)

Introduction to the fundamentals of music notation

and structure and their application in musical

activities within the elementary classroom. Not for

Music majors.

MU440 Collaborative Keyboard (0-1)

Designed for pianists who accompany student recitals

and other performances. Does not meet as a class but

provides credit for student accompanists. Requires

accompanying a minimum of two students, a junior

or senior recital, or a major performing ensemble.

Must have approval of the piano faculty. May be

repeated for a maximum of 4 credit units.

MU443 20th Century Analysis (2)

An analytical survey of twentieth century composition


Prerequisite: MU242A.

MU445 Arranging (2)

Equips students with compositional skills and

techniques that facilitate arranging of music in both

vocal and instrumental genres from a range of style

periods and sources to fit diverse needs and levels.

Prerequisite: MU241A.

MU448 Overseas Music Missions Trips (3)

Background and biblical history of Israel given

as preparation for the Master’s College Chorale’s

concert tour as guests of the Israeli Ministry of

Tourism. Offered once every four years in the spring

semester as a part of the concert tour.

MU453 Teaching Piano Internship II (1.5)

This course offers students an opportunity to teach

a weekly 45-minute group piano class of beginning

level students and to teach a private piano lesson

with supervision. Weekly meetings address topics

such as lesson planning, promoting parent/teacher/

student relationships, and organizing recitals and

other performance opportunities. P

rerequisite: MU356

Teaching Piano Internship I.

MU454 Teaching Piano Internship III (1.5)

Continuation of MU453.

Prerequisite: MU453 Teaching

Piano Internship II.

MU460 Recital (2)

A 60-minute recital given in the senior year by