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Music Courses

MUS:

101 Music Appreciation

Offered: Fall and Spring

 3 credit hours

Study of the development of music from the Gothic period through the present. Includes introduction to composers of each period. Some time is spent on jazz and “pop” music. Emphasis is placed on listening skill.


110 Elements of Music

Offered: By Arrangement

3 credit hours

For students interested in the more technical aspect of music. Includes beginning notation, sight singing, and other basic theory, including scales, intervals, triads, simple melody writing and harmonization.


113-114, 213-214 Piano

Offered: By Arrangement

 1 credit hour

 Instruction begins at the proficiency level of the student and includes keyboard technique, reading, scales, and chords. One half-hour lesson and five hours of practice per week.


125-126, 225-226 Voice

Prerequisite: membership in the College Choir by audition.

Offered: By Arrangement

 1 credit hour

Study of voice placement, breath support and interpretation. Introduction to standard voice literature.


131-132, 231-232 College Band

Offered: By Arrangement

1 credit hour

Fundamental instruction in brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Serves as a support organization for various College activities.


161-162, 261-262, 361-362, 461-462 Chorus

Prerequisite: (1) Permission of the Director and (2) audition that consists of matching pitches and basic vocalizations. Audition can be waived if recorded vocal media is submitted.

Offered: Fall and Spring

1 credit hour

“Voices of Appalachia.” The choir specializes in choral arrangements of Appalachian and early American hymns and folk songs. Standard choral repertoire is also used.


310 Music For Elementary Grades

Prerequisite: Declared Education Major

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

 A study of music and its application to the elementary grades (P- 5). Students will be required to develop plans for teaching music in the elementary grades and present them in actual classroom settings.