Courses

Diatonic Music Theory

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
203
Course Credits: 
3

This course is a study of melody, rhythm, and diatonic tonal harmony in four-part texture. There is a focus on the origins of music theory, voice leading, and harmonic progression. Prerequisite MU103 or passing of music competency exam.

General Musicianship and Theory

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
103
Course Credits: 
3

Fundamentals of music theory, ear training, sight singing, form and analysis, and written keyboard harmony.

History of Rock & Roll

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
220
Course Credits: 
3

A study of Rock & Roll, listening techniques, tools to analyze and evaluate music and its social impact, and the societal impact on the music performed and written.

Independent Studies: Applied Music

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
195, 196, 197
Course Credits: 
1-3

Private lessons available in piano, voice or instruments, for credit or non-credit. Other special projects in music may be arranged.

Jazz Appreciation

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
213
Course Credits: 
3

A development and an understanding of jazz as a uniquely American art form through listening to recorded and live performances. Emphasis on aural perception.

Music and Art: Historical Survey

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
320
Course Credits: 
3

A survey of music and visual art forms from the perspective of basic elements such as line, harmony, texture, timbre and form. Includes the development of artistic styles in music and art through various historical periods. Attendance at live concerts and visits to the art museum are an integral part of the course.

Music Arranging and Composition

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
303
Course Credits: 
3

Music Arranging and Composition is intended for Music and Performing Arts minors and is intended to build musical tools through the study of music composition and application of that creative process. Student should leave this class with an advanced knowledge of music theory, compositional skills, arranging skills, and standard music literature. Students must have prior music theory knowledge to be enrolled in this course. Students must have a willing attitude in regard to collaboration with other musical students and faculty. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MU 203.

Music History I, II

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
211, 212
Course Credits: 
3

Survey of the development of Western music from ancient to modern times, with emphasis on listening skills.

Music Now and Then

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
214
Course Credits: 
3

An exploration of various contemporary musical styles and forms as they are traced back to their historical (“classical”) roots. Attendance at live concerts, including one off-campus performance, is required.

Performing Groups

Course Prefix: 
MU
Course Number: 
110, 115
Course Credits: 
1

Vocal and/or instrumental groups rehearsing weekly and performing at least once per semester. In addition, the student will write a research paper. Must be taken two times to fulfill fine arts general education requirement.

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October 20
11:30 AM
Friday October 20, 11:30am
Christ the King Chapel
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