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Music

Course Descriptions


* Meets Humanities requirement

MUS 101: Fundamentals of Music 3-0-3
MUS 101 is the study of notation of melody, rhythm, meter and musical terminology, as well as the writing, playing and singing of intervals, scales, and triads. This is an elective for the non-music major and for the music major with insufficient background and for theory. (IN)

MUS 102: *Music Appreciation 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to music, emphasizing the various phases of musical beauty, designed to furnish a rational basis for intelligent listening to music. Focus is on basic elements of music and listening techniques; representational Renaissance, Classicism, Romanticist, and Post-Romanticist composers and their music; and discussion of extra-musical factors that bear upon lives and works. (FA, SP, SU)

MUS 103: History of Rock and Roll 3-0-3
After looking closely to the elements of Rhythm and Blues, students will examine the history of rock music from the 1950's through the current trends in rock. (SP)

MUS105 *Music of America 3-0-3
This course is designed to study the music of the American music stage, ragtime, jazz, big band, leading American composers, and American film music. (SP)

MUS 115: Fundamentals of Singing 2-0-2
This group instructional class is designed for beginning voice students and focuses on proper breathing techniques, diction, stage presence, and tone production. English as well as Italian and German songs will be taught. (SP)

MUS 116: Basic Piano Skills 2-0-2
Group instruction is provided for students who want to learn the piano. Focus is on the keyboard through proper technique, note reading, and simple chords. (FA, SP)

MUS120, MUS121, MUS220, MUS221: Private Voice I, II, III, IV 1-0-1
Individual vocal study is scheduled by arrangement with the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit four times. (FA, SP)

MUS 122, 123, 222, 223: Private Piano I, II, III, IV 1-0-1
Individual piano study is scheduled by arrangement with the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit four times. (FA, SP)

MUS 130, 131, 230, 231 MACC Singers 0-3-1
This course emphasizes vocal technique and good choral literature. Membership is by audition only and personnel are selected on the basis of musicianship as well as singing ability. The laboratory requirement for this course will be through performance in several concerts each year, taking tours in the surrounding area and performing on numerous other occasions. MUS 130, MUS 131, and MUS 230 are to be taken in sequence and may be taken only one time. MUS 231 may be repeated for credit indefinitely. (FA, SP)

MUS 135, 136, 235, 236 MACC Jazz Ensemble 0-3-1
Students will study and apply the fundamentals of the various styles of Jazz Music. Historical and theoretical aspects associated with the performance of Jazz will be incorporated into each rehearsal. Performances will be an integral part of the class and vital to student success. Performances will be scheduled for selected home basketball games, community events and other opportunities. The course may be repeated for credit four times. (IN)

MUS 205: *World Music 3-0-3
This course will study music from various regions of the world. (FA)