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MU406 Popular Music Since 1900 (3)

A survey of popular music from 1900 to the present, covering composers, performers, styles, and major works.

MU411 Computers in Music (2)

Course includes computer OS basics, spreadsheet and presentation software, Internet and website 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


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.

Prerequisite: 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 from Gregorian 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 20th century composition techniques.

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 University 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.