Course Descriptions

The following is a list of classes offered, when offered, and a description of each course.

Division of Music Course Descriptions

MUS 1000—Music Fundamentals (3)
A basic theory course designed for the non-music major or as a review for the prospective music major. Covers elementary problems in rhythm, time signatures, scales, intervals and chords.
 
MUS 1060—Music Technology (2)
Designed to meet the basic school-wide technology competencies and familiarize the student with technology relevant to a professional in the field of music by learning aspects of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, basic photo and video editing, audio theory and practice, basic audio production, and MIDI software. Fall

MUS 1500—Fine Arts (3)
Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.

MUS 1515—Art for the Music Major (1)
Designed to give students a historical perspective of art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times. Spring.

MUS 1550 - Music Appreciation (3)
Presents the basic building blocks of music and fosters attentive, intelligent listening to music of different genres and historical periods. Helps the students appreciate, understand, and develop critical thinking skills on selected genres, styles, and periods in the Western European tradition of music as well as examples of music from outside this tradition. Offered summers only. Third-party fee required.

MUS 2010—Theory I (3)
The study of music from Medieval Period to 1700. Students will be expected to compose and analyze music appropriate to the styles studied within the context of the era under investigation. Students will be expected to make use of the Macintosh Computer Lab to aid in their instruction. Prerequisite MUS 1000 (C- or better) or passing of the theory entrance test and MUS 1300. Fall.

MUS 2020—Theory II (2)
Continuation of Theory I. The study of music from 1700 to 1800. Spring.

MUS 2060—Aural Theory I (2)
The teaching of aural skills in music theory, focusing on both dictation and sight singing with the single goal of developing internal musical perception and the ability to hear musical relationships accurately and with understanding. Equal emphasis is placed on melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements in music. Classroom and computer lab instruction is utilized. Initial emphasis on half-beat values in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-M3, melodic study involving diatonic melodies and harmonic study involving I and V chords. Fall.

MUS 2070—Aural Theory II (2)
Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on duple and triple subdivisions in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-P5, melodic study involving leaps of m3-P5 and harmonic study involving I, ii, IV, V chords and non-harmonic tones. Spring.

MUS 2410—History I (2)
Study of the development of Western music from ancient civilization through the Renaissance. Fall.

MUS 2420—History II (2)
Study of the development of Western music during the Baroque and Classical periods. Spring.
 
MUS 2440—World Music and Culture (2)
A study of the development of indigenous music of Eastern and Western cultures and how that music is both a product of and a contributor to those cultures. The class will be taught with an anthropological approach that views each particular culture through the lens of the music that each culture produces. Spring.

MUS 3010—Theory III (2)
Continuation of Theory II. The study of music from 1800 to 1900. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall.

MUS 3020—Theory IV (2)
Continuation of Theory III. The study of music from 1900 to the present with emphasis on non-traditional forms of composition.
Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Spring.

MUS 3060—Aural Theory III (2)
Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on quarter-beat values and half-beat values in syncopation in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-M6, melodic study involving I, IV, V, and vii6 chords and harmonic study involving full harmonic ­dictation.
Prerequisite: MUS 2070. Fall.

MUS 3070—Aural Theory IV (2)
Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on quarter-beat values and triplets, music interval study involving all intervals, melodic study involving larger leaps and harmonic study involving I, ii, IV, V, vi chords and full harmonic dictation.
Prerequisite: MUS 3060. Spring.

MUS 3100—Elementary Conducting (2)
A study of the fundamentals of conducting. Emphasis on beat patterns and methods of indicating meter, tempo, volume and style. Material drawn from sacred and secular choral music. Open to all students. Required of all majors and minors. Fall.

MUS 3110—Advanced Conducting (2)
Continuation of MUS 3100 with emphasis on baton skills. Materials will be drawn from appropriate instrumental and instrumental/ choral combination literature.
Prerequisite: MUS 3100. Spring.

MUS 3300—Counterpoint (2)
Covers the rudiments of species counterpoint in two-, three-, and four-part textures. Emphasis is on score study, four-part chorale writing, canon, and fugue.

MUS 3410—History III (2)
Study of the development of Western music during the Romantic period. Fall - odd years.

MUS 3420—History IV (2)
Study of the development of Western music during the 20th century and beyond. Spring - even years.


MUS 3510—Music Therapy I (3)
A broad introduction to the concepts, terminology, primary applications, career tracks and connections between the field of Psychology and Music Therapy. Offered Fall (even years) beginning 2012. Prerequisites: PSY 2010; PSY 2175; MUS 2010 and MUS 2020; MUS 1620; MCM 2080; Two years of private and/or class study on piano or guitar. Recommended.

MUS 3520—Music Therapy II (3)
A continuation of the study of the concepts, terminology, primary applications, career tracks and connections between the field of Psychology and Music Therapy. Offered: Spring (odd years) beginning 2013. Prerequisites: MUS 3510 (Music Therapy I)

MUS 3620— Diction for Singers (3)
Designed to familiarize the singer with the basic rules of pronunciation in Italian, German, and French languages with instruction in the International Phonetic Alphabet. As needed.

MUS 4010—Orchestration (3)
A practical study of the techniques of arranging for various types of instrumental groups. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall.

MUS 4020—Choral Arranging (3)
Intended to give the student competency in arranging music for all types of vocal combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall—odd years.

MUS 4100—Seminar in Advanced Conducting (1)
Advanced study in conducting, majoring on actual conducting experience under faculty supervision. Open only to those who have completed the regular conducting sequence of courses, with consent of the instructor. As needed.

MUS 4200—Keyboard Literature and Pedagogy (2)
Designed to familiarize the student with selected keyboard literature from the Baroque to the present. Discussion and study of selected teaching methods and materials is included. As needed.

MUS 4220—Woodwind Literature and Pedagogy (2)
Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied woodwinds. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4230—Brass Literature and Pedagogy (2)
Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied brass. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4240—String Literature and Pedagogy (2)
Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied strings. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4310—Vocal Literature and Pedagogy (2)
The study of vocal music and composers from all periods in history. This class will look at the vocal instrument and vocal techniques for teaching. As needed.

MUS 4330—Directed Study in Music (1-3)
Consists of special projects or specialized research in music. As needed.

MUS 4350—Form and Analysis (2)
Explores the analysis of musical forms across the scope of music history to the present.

MUS 4500—Seminar: Special Topics in Music and Literature (1-3)
For upper-division students who desire to explore special aspects of music literature, history, performance or a music-related topic such as music therapy, or recording studio. As needed.

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Commercial Music Theory, History, and Literature

MUB 1100—Survey of Music Business I (3)
A study of the theoretical foundations of the music industry with special emphasis given to practical applications. An in-depth study of organizations and a general overview of the industry. Fall.

BUS 2300—Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3)
Designed to teach the student concepts and skills needed to succeed in an entrepreneurial venture. It will include understanding unique characteristics an entrepreneur should possess, and it will view marketing, economics, finance, accounting, management, communication and legal issues from a small business perspective.

MCM 2010 - Commercial Theory (3)
Chord progressions, the Nashville number system, song forms, harmonic techniques, listening skills, and charting are all addressed in this class. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall.

MCM 2150-Commercial Music History (3)
A survey of the development of commercial music written in America from the early 19th century to the present. The term commercial refers to music written for consumable use and not primarily as a work of art. Fall.

MCM 2410- Jazz History I (2)
Study of the historical development of Jazz as a commercial and artistic genre. Jazz History I will cover this subject from its inception to 1950. Fall—even years.

MCM 2420 - Jazz History II  (2)
Study of the historical development of Jazz as a commercial and artistic genre. Jazz History II will cover this subject from1950 to the present. Spring—odd years.

MCM 2780—The Working Musician (2)
A course dealing with musicianship as a vocation. The goal is to expose the student to the professional expectations of the recording studio environment, touring, symphonic performance, and church musician. Topics will include arranging, the ‘Nashville Number System,’ contracts, union membership, wages, tax implications, career opportunities, and planning.  Included will be recording sessions, field trips, and guest professionals from various areas of the music industry. Fall—odd years.

MCM 3100—Introduction to Songwriting (2)
An introduction to the craft of songwriting (all genres: Christian, Pop, Country, etc.). A detailed examination of the songwriting processes (song analysis, avoidance of cliches, re-writing, etc.) as well as a historical overview of commercial songs and songwriters. Prerequisite: MUS 2020 and functional proficiency on a chordal instrument. Recommended. Fall.

MCM 3300—Songwriting (2)
The study of commercial songwriting. The formulation of lyrics and musical ideas into the writing of popular songs (all genres: Christian, Pop, Country, etc.). Prerequisite: MCM 3100 or instructor's approval. Recommended. Spring.

MCM 4015—Senior Project (0)
A capstone performance option for students who elect Music Technology Internship in place of upper division study. This project will consist of producing, recording, and/or engineering a project in a live or studio setting. A minimum of five songs is required. Graded S/U. Every semester. Project Application must be submitted in semester prior to project.

MCM 4300-Jazz Pedagogy (3)
This class will address the pedagogical concepts, techniques, and materials related to private and class jazz instruction. As needed

MCM 4510—Music Technology Internship (2)
An opportunity for the student to gain practical experience in live and/or studio engineering. Application for this Internship must be sought one semester in advance and should be coordinated with the student's advisor and Career Services in the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service. This internship may replace Upper Division private study and may be repeated one time for a total of four hours. Prerequisite: MCM 3910. Graded S/U.


Commercial Music Recording

MCM 1050—Basic Concepts of Recording (2)
Designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts and multiple aspects of recording audio. Topics covered include brief history of recording, basic signal flow, major components of audio, digital theory, and basic DAW operations. Fall/Spring

MCM 2050—Recording Techniques (3)
Designed to acclimate the student to various recording styles and microphone techniques in audio production. Major areas covered: Mono and Stereo microphone techniques, instruction and practical application of recording consoles, and intermediate in Avid Pro Tools®. Students are required to complete several projects and become familiar with equipment in Recording Studio A. Prerequisite: MCM 1050 Required; PHY 1040 Recommended. Fall

MCM 3910 - Advanced Recording (2)
A continuation of MCM 2050, this course explores techniques in editing and mixing with topics including: DAW editing functions, synchronization, MIDI, automation, signal processing in both hardware and software formats. Special topics include mixing on both on Analog Console and DAW formats. Lab Required. Prerequisite: MCM 2050. Spring.

MCM 4050- Mastering  (2)
Addresses the process of combining the final mixes into a completed product. Prerequisite: MCM 3910. As needed.

MCM 4210—Recording Sound for Video and Film (2)
Designed to teach the student skills in recording sound for video and film. During the course, students gain hands-on experience through projects implementing key aspects in sound for picture. Aspects covered include: Microphone techniques for recording on-location, Sound Design, Automatic Dialogue Replacement, Foley, and Special Effects. Prerequisite: MCM 3910. Fall.

MCM 4220—Editing and Mixing Sound for Video and Film (2)
A continuation of MCM 4210 - Recording Sound for Video and Film. Designed to teach the student skills in editing and mixing sound for video and film. During the course, students gain hands-on experience through projects implementing key aspects in sound for picture. Aspects covered include: editing dialogue, Foley, sound effects, music score, and mixing in both stereo and surround. Prerequisite: MCM 4210. Spring

MCM 4230—Advanced Mixing Techniques (2)
Advanced techniques of mixing audio in a recording studio environment. Topics include: logical approaches to mixing audio, advanced concepts in the use of recording studio hardware and software, advanced concepts in live audio and surround sound music production, an in depth development of critical listening skills through the evaluation of recorded music.


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Church Music

MUS 2200—Church Music Practicum (1)
Intended to give the student an insight into the functioning of a church music program. The student will be available to assist in the operation of the music program short of taking full responsibility for a given service. As needed.

MUS 2520—Choral Literature and Pedagogy (2)
Intended to acquaint the potential church musician with music suitable for worship in the Christian church. The student will ­develop an ethical approach to singers and singing and will gain knowledge of how to work with the professional singer as well as the non-professional singer in the church. Spring—odd years.

MUS 3500—Hymnology (3)
The history, classification, and practice of the hymnody of the Christian church to the present. Spring—even years.

MUS 4150—The Church Music Minister (2)
An exploration of skills and considerations involved with leading worship. Topics include learning how to lead people into the presence of God; becoming an "invisible" worship leader; learning the relationship between form and freedom in worship; building a comprehensive music culture; creating congregation friendly arrangements and singing keys; rehearsal planning and execution for a praise band, choir and instrumental section; and developing a philosophy of technology and sound dynamics. Cross-listed as WAS 4010: The Practice of Worship Arts. Fall— odd years.

MUS 4510—Career Internship in Church Music (1-3)
Explores the various needs of the church music program. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences related to conducting, leading and administration. Application for this Internship must be sought one semester in advance and should be coordinated with the student's advisor and Career Services in the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service. This internship may replace Upper Division private study for up to two hours. Graded S/U.

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Performance

All students desiring to study an applied area must have the approval of the Department of Music before they register. Majors are required to study their principal applied area each semester they are enrolled or until they complete their senior recital requirement (MUS 4600).

Class Instruction

MCM 1500—Keyboard Technique (1)
Designed as an introduction to the piano keyboard. Scales and basic chords will be used as tools to explore the use of the piano as a theoretical, performance and accompaniment medium.

MCM 1600—Class Piano I (1)
Beginning class piano for commercial music majors. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. Fall.

MCM 1610—Class Piano II (1)
A continuation of MCM 1600.Beginning class piano for commercial music majors. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MCM 2600. Prerequisite: MCM1600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MCM 1625—Vocal Fundamentals II (1)
A continuation of the study of the basics of vocal technique with an emphasis on commercial applications.

MCM 1650—Guitar for the Songwriter (1)
A class focused on the development of the skills necessary to use the guitar as a songwriting tool. Fall.

MCM 2080- Improvisation I  (1)
Deals with the fundamentals of improvisation, including the study of harmonic changes, melodic creation, and personal expression through music. Open to vocalist and instrumentalists. Fall odd years.

MCM 2090 - Improvisation II  (1)
A continuation and expansion of the ideas presented in Improvisation I. Spring even years.

MCM 2600—Class Piano III (1)
A continuation of MCM 1610. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MCM 2620. Prerequisite: MCM1610 or instructor's approval. Fall.

MCM 2620—Class Piano IV (1)
A continuation of MCM 2600. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. Prerequisite: MCM 2600 or instructor’s approval. Spring.

MCM 4780 51/52—Songwriting Lessons (1-2)
Private lessons in songwriting. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts (commercial) curriculum. Prerequisites: MCM 3100, MCM 3300. Recommended.

MUS 1600—Class Piano I (1)
Beginning class piano. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and minor five-finger scales, (2) being able to play major and minor I-V7-1 chord progressions in all keys, (3) identify tonic and dominant chord structures in music, and (4) play prepared pieces that include easy melody and accompaniment. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 1610. Fall.

MUS 1610—Class Piano II (1)
A
continuation of MUS 1600. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and harmonic minor scales, (2) being able to play major and minor I-IV-I-V7-I chord progressions in all keys, (3) being able to identify I, IV, and V7 chord structures in music, (4) being able to harmonize and transpose easy melodies using I, IV, and V7 chords (major and minor as appropriate) at sight and by ear, and (5) being able to play melody and accompaniment pieces that are at an intermediate level of difficulty. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 2600. Prerequisite: MUS 1600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MUS 1620—Vocal Fundamentals (1)
A foundational course introducing the voice as an instrument, vocal health, and applied vocal technique, with a focus on performance. Designed for music majors and non-major singers desiring vocal training in a class setting. Fall.

MUS 1640—Beginning Class Guitar (1)
Designed for the student who has minimal or no experience in guitar. It will cover the fundamental concepts of guitar techniques. Every semester.

MUS 1650—Intermediate Class Guitar (1)
Designed to further the playing ability of the beginning guitar student. Prerequisite: MUS 1640 or instructor’s approval. Spring.

MUS 1660 - Guitar for Praise and Worship (1)
Addresses the fundamentals of understanding chord charts and playing simple melodies as applied to leading or accompanying worship services.
Fall.

MUS 2600—Class Piano III (1)
A continuation of MUS 1610. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and harmonic minor scales (2 octaves), (2) being able to play major and minor I-IV-I-V7/V- V7-I chord progressions in all keys, (3)being able to identify I, IF, V7/V, and V7 Chords (major and minor as appropriate) at
sight and by ear, (5) being able to harmonize and transpose simple folk songs by ear (major and minor), (6) being able to sight-read simple hymns, and (7) being able to play moderately difficult pieces. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 2620. Prerequisite: MUS 1610 or instructor's approval. Fall.

MUS 2620—Class Piano IV (1)
A continuation of MUS 2600. Goals for the semester include student demonstration of all the skills necessary for passing the Keyboard Proficiency, MUS 3600. Prerequisite: MUS 2600 or instructor’s approval. Spring.

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Ensembles
 

MCM 1800—Gospel Choir (1)
A vocal ensemble (with instrumental support) that focuses on contemporary and historical "gospel" music as well as contemporary church music. Fee charged.

MCM 1825—Vocal Edge (1)
An auditioned ensemble which learns and performs standard jazz and popular music arrangements from the mid 20th century to the present. The ensemble performs a cappella, with piano accompaniment, and with occasional instrumental support. Auditions are held in late April and early August. Students admitted are expected to commit to a full year. Open to music majors and non-majors.

MCM 1846—Commercial Ensemble (1)
Performs a diverse range of music from Classic Rock to Contemporary Christian music on amplified instruments. This group is open to all musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, and rhythm players.

MCM 1880—Lab Band (1)
A mixed ensemble that will explore different genres each semester. Personnel will rotate each semester.

MUS 1820—Choral Union (1)
Open to students and Nashville community. No audition is required, but consent of the director is needed. Larger choral works are performed (Messiah, Elijah, Requiem, etc.) with full orchestra accompaniment. Required ensemble of all vocal and keyboard music majors and minors studying applied.

MUS 1825—Madrigalians (1)
A small mixed choral ensemble open to all students by audition. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras is featured.

MUS 1830—Wind Ensemble (1)
Open to all students. It provides opportunity for continued development of instrumental performance ability. A balanced repertoire from both sacred and secular literature is performed in concerts given throughout the year. All who wish to participate must be approved by the director. Required of instrumental majors.

MUS 1831—Jazz Ensemble (1)
Open to all students by permission of director. Functioning every semester, the group performs in the more popular idiom, including some jazz.

MUS 1835 - Jazz Combo (1)
Chamber ensemble with a focus on repertoire and improvisation.

MUS 1840—Chamber Music Ensemble (1)
Provides opportunity for participation in ensembles of a more intimate nature. Open to all students by audition. As needed.


MUS 1841—Trevecca Symphony Orchestra (1)
Open to students and Nashville community by audition. Continuous openings for strings and occasional openings for winds and percussion. Opportunities to perform stimulating symphonic orchestral and string literature on campus and beyond. Required ensemble of all string majors and minors.

MUS 1842—Guitar Ensemble (1)
Performs a diverse range of guitar repertoire on acoustic instruments. Students must be able to read music. Fall.

MUS 1843—Woodwind Ensemble (1)
Flexible instrumentation. Performs standard Woodwind Quintet, Quartet or Trio literature as well as sacred pieces. As needed.

MUS 1844—Brass Ensemble (3)
Performs standard brass quintet literature and some sacred pieces. As needed.

MUS 1845—Percussion Ensemble (1)
Performs a diverse range of percussion ensemble repertoire.

MUS 1850—University Handbell Choir (1)
Open to all students. Students learn basic terminology and techniques related to handbell music. They also will perform at least once during a semester. Prerequisite: Ability to read rhythms. Fall—odd years.

MUS 1860—Marching Band (1)
Provides instrumental students with an opportunity to participate in the Vanderbilt Marching Band. Permission of the instrumental instructor is required. At least one hour is required of all instrumental music education majors. Fall.


MUS 3800—Lyric Theatre Ensemble (1)
A performance class in which students prepare a variety of operatic and musical theatre scenes. Attention will be given to movement, diction, acting, singing, and vocal interpretation. The class will culminate in a public staged performance. Prerequisite: Audition and/or consent of instructor. Fall/Spring.

MUS 4520—Trevecca Master Chorale (1)
A select vocal organization available to non-traditional students and community singers by audition. An ensemble which performs sacred and secular literature of all musical periods independently and also joins with Trevecca Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra in performing major works each semester.

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Private Instruction (Music)
Fee charge per hour.


MUS\MCM 1700 - Elective Private Piano (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1710—Elective Private Organ (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1720—Elective Private Voice (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1731—Elective Private Trumpet (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1732—Elective Private Trombone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1733—Elective Private French Horn (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1734—Elective Private Baritone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1735—Elective Private Tuba (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1741—Elective Private Flute (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1742—Elective Private Oboe (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1743—Elective Private Saxophone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1744—Elective Private Bassoon (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1745—Elective Private Clarinet (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1751—Elective Private Violin (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1752—Elective Private Viola (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1753—Elective Private Cello (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1754—Elective Private String Bass (1-2)
MUS\          1760—Elective Private Percussion (1-2)
MCM           1761 - Elective Private Drum Set (1-2)

MUS\MCM 1771—Elective Private Guitar (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1772—Elective Private Bass Guitar (1-2)
MUS\MCM 1773—Elective Private Harp (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2700, 4700—Private Piano (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2710, 4710—Private Organ (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2720, 4720—Private Voice (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2731, 4731—Private Trumpet (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2732, 4732—Private Trombone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2733, 4733—Private French Horn (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2734, 4734—Private Baritone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2735, 4735—Private Tuba (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2741, 4741—Private Flute (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2742, 4742—Private Oboe (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2743, 4743—Private Saxophone (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2744, 4744—Private Bassoon (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2745, 4745—Private Clarinet (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2751, 4751—Private Violin (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2752, 4752—Private Viola (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2753, 4753—Private Cello (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2754, 4754—Private String Bass (1-2)
MUS\         2760, 4760—Private Percussion (1-2)
MCM          2761, 4761-  Private Drum Set (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2771, 4771—Private Guitar (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2772, 4772—Private Bass Guitar (1-2)
MUS\MCM 2773, 4773—Private Harp (1-2)

MUS 4780—Composition Lessons (1-2)
MCM  4780 - Songwriting Lessons (1-2)

MUS 4780 51/52—Composition Lessons (1-2)
Private lessons in composition. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts curriculum. Prerequisites: Theory Cycle (I-IV); Aural Theory Cycle (I-IV).

MCM 4780 51/52—Songwriting Lessons (1-2)
Private lessons in songwriting. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts (commercial) curriculum. Prerequisites: MCM 3100, MCM 3300.
Fee charged per hour.

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Musical Proficiency

MCM 3700—Junior Performance (1)
For the junior commercial performance major. The 25 minute performance will be composed of commercial works of various styles. Final written approval for the performance will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study. For singers, accompaniment is limited to acoustic piano or guitar, and no sound reinforcement is allowed. This is an elective for music students (not necessarily music majors or minors). Presentation of a junior performance does not waive the jury requirement. As needed.

MCM 3750—Senior Performance for Non-Music Majors (1)
The 25 minute performance will be composed of commercial works of various styles. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. For singers, accompaniment is limited to acoustic piano or guitar, and no sound reinforcement is allowed. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study, and must have completed a minimum of eight consecutive semesters of applied study. As needed.

MCM 4600—Senior Performance for Music Majors (0)
The 50 minute performance, required of all music majors, will be composed of commercial works of various styles. For singers, the use of up to four instrumentalists (rhythm section) and two back-up singers is allowed. Also for singers, the use of sound amplification equipment run by a qualified sound technician(s), is allowed. The candidate must present a representative portion of the performance from memory (for voice majors) before the voice/choral faculty (voice majors) or the instrumental faculty (instrumental majors) one month preceding the scheduled public performance. All instrumentalists, vocalists, and sound technicians must be present for this hearing. The student must be concurrently enrolled in private study for 2 credit hours. Prerequisite: MUS 3600. Graded S/U.

MUS 1200—Recital Attendance (0)
Required of all music majors. The graduating music student must have successfully completed a total of 6 semesters. To receive a satisfactory grade, twelve music department-sponsored recitals, concerts, and music majors meetings must be attended during the semester. Graded S/U.
A zero-hour class used for gate-keeping regarding students reaching a proficient level with their voice or on their instrument in regard to fundamental performance skills in a Classical context.

MUS 2900—Applied Proficiency (0)
Every student in the commercial program will take a proficiency at the end of their 4th semester of study to test for basic performance competence. Lower division applied lessons must be taken every semester until this proficiency is passed. Graded S/U.

MUS 3600—Keyboard Proficiency (0)
Student required to demonstrate keyboard proficiency before graduation or student teaching. The following is representative of what is required: scales, playing from memory, playing by ear, harmonization and transposition of melodies, score reading. Student must begin the exam process at the time of the Fourth Semester Jury. Student will register and receive credit after passing the proficiency evaluation or successfully completing Class Piano I, II, III, and IV with an average of B- or higher.

MUS 3700—Junior Recital (1)
Recital for the junior performance major. The 25 minute recital will be composed of classical works from various style periods. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study. This is an elective for music students (not necessarily music majors or minors). Presentation of a junior recital does not waive the jury requirement. As needed.

MUS 3750—Senior Recital for Non-Music Majors (1)
The 25 minute recital will be composed of classical works from various style periods. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study, and must have completed a minimum of eight consecutive semesters of applied study. As needed.

MUS 4600—Senior Recital for Music Majors (0)
The 50 minute recital, required all music majors, will be composed of classical works from various style periods. The candidate must perform a representative portion of the recital from memory (for voice majors) before the voice/choral faculty (voice majors) or the instrumental faculty (instrumental majors) one month preceding the scheduled public performance. The student must be concurrently enrolled in private study for 2 credit hours. Prerequisite: MUS 3600. Graded S/U.

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Music Education

MUS 2300—Brass Methods (1)
A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play brass under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Spring - even years.

MUS 2310—Woodwind Methods (1)
A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play woodwinds under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Fall - odd years.

MUS 2320—String Methods (1)
A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play strings under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Fall - even years.

MUS 2330—Percussion Methods (1)
A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play percussion under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Spring - odd years.

MUS 2800—Elementary and Pre-school Music Teaching Methodology (2)
Examines the dominant music teaching methods for young children including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Gordon's "Music Learning Theory" as well as introduce students to the basic consideration of teaching music to children. Concurrent course: EDU 2011, 2012, or EDU 2013. Fee charged. Fall—even years.

MUS 3050—Instrument Repair (2)
A course dealing with the methods, materials, and skills needed in repairing musical instruments of all kinds. Students will be required to disassemble and reassemble instruments and diagnose and correct problems in malfunctioning instruments. Fee charged. Fall—even years.

MUS 3400—Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)
For Elementary Education majors only. Philosophy, method and materials for teaching music in a regular classroom. As needed.

MUS 4170—The Music Educator (3)
Addresses the many roles that a music educator plays, including: administrator, fundraiser, community figure, musician, conductor, teacher, researcher, etc. It will also address the history and philosophy of music education as well as reading/writing across the curriculum. Concurrent course: EDU 4550. Spring— odd years

MUS 4420—Marching Band Techniques (3)
Designed to prepare Instrumental Music Education Majors for Marching Band responsibilities at the high school level. Subjects covered include: marching technique, drill design and writing, drill teaching, marching band arrangements and arranging, outdoor acoustical considerations, marching band equipment and administration. As needed.

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