The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
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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
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
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
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.
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
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