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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Church Music Emphasis for Music Majors

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Degree Type Offered: Emphasis

Consists of 19 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Overview of solo vocal literature, including art song, opera, oratorio, cantata, chamber music, and other vocal genres. Explores the origins of solo song, its significant composers, forms and styles from the Renaissance to the present in the four major singing languages: French, German, Italian, and English.

MUS-340 Church Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Church music, with studies in hymnology, administration, graded choirs, choral techniques, choral literature, and worship. Offered on demand

And the remaining credit hours chosen from the following courses:

MUS-362 Counterpoint

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the art of composing polyphonic music. Includes exploration of 16th century and 18th century styles. Prerequisites: MUS-226 Offered on demand

MUS-400 Composition

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Spring Only

The study and practice of musical composition, both traditional and modern. Prerequisite: MUS 226 Offered on demand

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Elements of instrumental conducting, use of the baton, score reading, the organization and administration of ensembles, and the conducting of suitable literature for those organizations and combined instrumental and choral ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

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MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Elements of choral conducting, use of the baton, score reading, the organization and administration of ensembles, and the conducting of suitable literature for those organizations and combined choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

For future music teachers. Introduction to the melodic and harmonic instruments used in the elementary school. Selection and presentation of songs by rote and note, rhythmic activities, creative activities, and listening materials for grades K-6. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

MUS-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.