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Music (MUS)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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MUS 1101 Introduction to Vocal Techniques I (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course is an introduction to vocal technique for nonmusic majors. It will develop basic skills for both solo and group singing through the use of traditional song materials. Course is repeatable for a total of 2 credits. Studio: 2 hours             Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1102 Introduction to Vocal Technique II (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course is a continuation of MUS 1101, which offers an introduction to vocal technique for nonmusic majors. This class will develop basic skills for both solo and group singing through the use of traditional song materials. Course is repeatable for a total of 2 credits.
Studio: 2 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Audition            Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1103 Class Piano I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course presents an introduction to the fundamentals of keyboard technique combined with the development of music reading and basic aural skills. It is designed for those without prior keyboard experience.
Lecture: 1 hour - Studio: 2 hours           Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1104 Class Piano II (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
MUS 1104 is a continuation of MUS 1103, which introduces the fundamentals of keyboard technique combined with music reading and basic aural skills. This course is for those who have taken MUS 1103 and wish to continue improving their skills.
Lecture: 1 hour - Studio: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1103 or permission from instructor
Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1120 Introduction to Electronic Music (On Demand)

2 credits
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of synthesized music. The origin, development and present day applications of computerized sound manipulations will be studied.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1103 or permission from instructor
Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1121 Fundamentals of Music Theory (On Demand)

3 credits
MUS 1121 introduces the elements of music for nonmusic majors, including notation and the basic skills necessary for listening and performance. The class will acquaint students with the elements and procedures necessary for the composition and performance of music. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1122 Beginning Musical Composition (On Demand)

3 credits
This course presents the basic techniques and principles of standard musical composition in the 21st century. Building upon foundational music theory, formal compositional methods of contemporary music will be explored and creative expressions developed.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1121 or permission from instructor
Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1130 Electronic Music Lab (On Demand)

2 credits
This course is a continuation of MUS 1120, with an emphasis on hands- on studio experience.
Lecture: 1 hour - Studio: 2 hours       Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1203 Vocal Ensemble (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
Students audition and participate in a large conducted choral ensemble; admission is by audition. Participants prepare a variety of music for concert performance.
Studio: 2 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Audition            Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1204 Concert Band (A, SP)

1 credit
Students audition and participate in a large, conducted instrumental ensemble; admission is by audition. Participants prepare a variety of music for concert performance.
Studio: 2 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Audition         Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1205 Small Instrumental Ensemble (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
Placement is through audition. This course allows a specialized ensemble to concentrate on specific instrumental techniques and to explore specialized musical literature. Prior experience in instrumental music is expected.
Studio: 2 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Audition            Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1206 Gospel Vocal Ensemble (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
Admission is by audition. Participants practice and prepare for concert performance of music from the gospel and African-American vocal/choral traditions. Music reading ability is not required. Course is repeatable to a total of 6 credit hours.
Studio: 2 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Audition            Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1208 Electronic Music Ensemble (On Demand)

1 credit
Admission is through audition or permission of instructor. Class consists of a select group of musicians rehearsing, arranging and performing music on electronic instruments.
Studio: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1130 or permission from Instructor
Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1221 Musicianship I (A)

4 credits
Course covers the elements of music and musical notation, analytical concepts and terminology, major and minor scales, fundamentals of harmony and melody, as well as the development of basic aural skills, sight singing, and dictation.
Lecture: 3 hours - Studio: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1121 or permission from Instructor
Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1222 Musicianship II (SP)

4 credits
This course continues with the study of diatonic modulation and secondary dominants, modal and pentatonic harmonic patterns and pentatonic and blues scales. Continued development of aural skills is also emphasized. Lecture: 3 hours - Studio: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 1221        Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 1251 Survey of Music History (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is an introductory course within the context of the liberal arts, offering a history of the Western art music tradition from early times to the present, with an introduction to major composers, styles, and representative works. Music will be discussed with historical perspective providing a thorough understanding and the ability to define and describe terms, elements and characteristics of music.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100      Lab fee: $7.00

MUS 1271 Business of Music (On Demand)

3 credits
This course surveys the business aspects of music with an emphasis on recording companies and artists, music publishers and writers, contracts, unions and guilds, agents and managers, records, markets, artists’ recording contracts, record production, promotion, distribution and merchandising. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 2221 Audio Production I (On Demand)

3 credits
This course presents an examination of recording techniques in the studio for live performance. Analog and digital formats will be explored as will elements of post production.
Lecture: 2 hours - Studio: 3 hours       Lab fee: $2.00

MUS 2222 Audio Production II (On Demand)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of MUS 2221. This course explores recording and sound reinforcement techniques and principles, in addition to post production issues such as editing techniques, maintenance, and repair. Lecture: 2 hours - Studio: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MUS 2221

MUS 2294 Special Topic: Music (On Demand)

1-5 credits
Students explore special topics in Music designed to meet specific needs. Lecture: Varies
Instructor permission required