A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Department of The Greatbatch School of Music

view dept. website http://www.houghton.edu/music/

Stephen W. Plate, Director and Associate Dean

585.567.9400
Overview

See Graduate Bulletin for information regarding graduate curricula, faculty, and courses.

Mission: Within a Christ-centered, challenging, liberal arts education, The Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College endeavors to produce graduates who, through commitment to musical excellence and to intelligent articulation of the integration of faith and music in their lives, can be effective musical practitioners and advocates in the Christian community and in the broader world.

 Accreditation: The Greatbatch School of Music is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and its curricula conform to NASM published standards.

Liberal arts study in the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College: Liberal arts students may study privately on a credit basis, may elect major or minor concentrations in music, and may participate in music ensembles. No more than eight hours of applied music may count toward graduation for students who are not majoring or minoring in music.

Bachelor of Music - Entrance requirements for music majors: Students planning to pursue bachelor of music curricula should request a special music application when applying for admission to the college. An entrance audition in the major performing area is required. A schedule of such auditions is available from The Greatbatch School of Music. A tape-recorded audition may be sent, by permission of the director, in cases where an in-person audition is not possible. All appropriate forms, guide-lines, supplemental information, and scholarship information are available through the music office or online (www.houghton.edu/Greatbatch). Call 800.777.2556 or send an e-mail to request these.

Transfer students: Students transferring to Houghton and intending a bachelor of music curriculum should follow the entrance and application procedures outlined above. In addition, transfer students must complete at least four semester hours at Houghton in their major applied area, regardless of achievement or previous hours completed.

Integrative Studies Requirements - Bachelor of Music Curricula: As part of all bachelor of music curricula, students are required to have 32 hours of integrative studies credits.

A modified list of IS requirements for students pursuing the B.Mus. degree can be found at Academic Records Office/Academic Information webpage.

The minimum requirement for Music Education-Instrumental (MEI), Composition, and Music Education-Vocal (MEV) Piano Concentration majors is four hours of beginning foreign language. The minimum requirement for Music Education-Voice (MEV) majors, and for Instrumental Performance majors, is eight hours of one foreign language, normally either German (preferred) or French. The minimum requirement for Vocal Performance majors is 16 hours of beginning language, one year each of French and German. Music majors may satisfy these requirements via placement exam, CLEP, or AP exam.

Summer School: Applied music lessons and composition may be taken for credit during summer school, depending on instructor availability.

Applied Study (private lesson fees charged, see Financial Information in this catalog): Applied (private lesson) study is available only by permission of the appropriate studio faculty, and requires an audition. May be taken for major, minor, or elective credit. Each level number must be taken for a minimum of two credit hours before advancing to the next number. A minimum of two semesters at level (100, 200, etc.) is required before advancing to the next level. Applied study does not carry Integrative Studies credit. Course Numbering in Applied Study (all performance areas; INST = instrument code)

Individual Performance Areas
Brass & Percussion Strings
HORN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 French Horn VILN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Violin
TRPT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Trumpet
VOLA 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Viola
EUPH 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Euphonium
VCLO 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Violoncello
TRMB 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Trombone
BASS 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Double Bass
TUBA 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Tuba
GUIT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Guitar
PERC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Percussion
HARP 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Harp
Keyboard Woodwinds
HPSC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Harpsicord
FLUT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Flute
ORGN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Organ
OBOE 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Oboe
PIAN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Piano
CLAR 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Clarinet
Voice SAXP 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Saxophone
VOIC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Voice
BSSN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Bassoon
Special Studies
SPEC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Specialized Studies

Ensembles for non-music majors: All college students are invited to participate in the various musical organizations. Credit is awarded non-music majors for the various available ensembles (normally one credit per semester), and an academic grade is recorded. By special permission of the conductor, a student may participate in a major ensemble without credits. Chamber enxembles are also formed according to demand, either with or without credit.

Ensembles which carry integrative studies credit include Men's Choir (MUS 310-314), Women's Choir (MUS 315-319), Symphonic Winds (MUS 336-340), Philharmonia (Orchestra) (MUS 331-335), and College Choir (MUS 320-324). Completion of the IS fine arts requirment normally requires two years' participation in a major ensemble. Membership in major ensembles is on a yearly basis; students enrolled in the fall semester are also expected to participate in that ensemble in the spring semester. A director may occasionally grant an exception to the foregoing, or permit joining for only the second semester.

Non-music majors may participate in any music ensemble, by audition or permission of the director.

Ensembles for music majors: One major ensemble (MUS 310-314, MUS 315-319, MUS 336-340, MUS 331-335, MUS 320-324, as assigned) is required of music majors (BMUS and BA) during each semester of residence. All Bachelor of Music majors must also participate in at least one semester of chamber music, small or minor ensemble, or collaborative performance/accompanying (keyboard principal) during their program of study. See the Online Music Student Handbook for applicable discussion.

Group Instruction: Practical Keyboard: Elementary and intermediate piano taught in six semesters of Practical Keyboard. One hour class, six hours practice weekly. Emphases: technique, repertoire, and functional skills of sight-reading, transposition, improvisation, and accompaniment. Placement level determined by audition. Piano levels 222, 225, 226, 227 must be taken by all music education non-keyboard majors except instrumental majors regardless of repertoire level at audition.

Faculty
Judy A. Congdon David H. Davies Justin C. Davis Paul T. DeBoer
Patricia Gingras Kelley Hijleh Mark D. Hijleh Mitchell Hutchings
Brandon P. Johnson Sharon L. Johnson William J. Newbrough Stephen W. Plate
Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty
Amanda Young CoxKen CraneKevin DibbleVirginia Halberg
Sarah HutchingsMargaret KuhlErnie LascellJi Won Lee
Donna LorenzoAnton MachlederChisato MarlingAngela McBrearty
James TillerRintaro WadaAbe WeissDustin Woodard
Courses
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COLP 401-402 Collaborative Performance

F&S-1, 2, 3, or 4

Preparation and presentation of joint performances in a variety of keyboard, instrumental, and vocal combinations.

COMP 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Composition

1, 2, 3, or 4-F&S

Original composition in various forms, genres, and styles.

CONC 401-402 Advanced Conducting, Choral

1, 2, 3, or 4-F&S

Preparation of material for a major choral ensemble and actual experience directing the ensemble. Prerequisites: MUS 229, 329, participation in ensemble, permission of ensemble director.

CONI 401-402 Advanced Conducting, Instrumental

1, 2, 3, or 4-F&S

Preparation of material for a major instrumental ensemble and actual experience directing the ensemble. Prerequisites: MUS 229, 430, participation in ensemble, and permission of ensemble director.

INST 101, 102 Applied Lessons

1, 2, or 3-F&S

Normal level for introductory private study, non-majors. Permission of appropriate studio faculty. For voice: successful completion of MCLV II or permission. For piano: successful completion of MKBD IV or permission.

INST 201, 202 Applied Lessons

1, 2, or 3-F&S

Normal entering level for Bachelor of Arts, Composition, Music Education, and Bachelor of Music with Non-Music Elective Studies majors. Audition required, or prerequisite of INST 102 and permission of studio faculty.

INST 301, 302 Applied Lessons

1 - 6-F&S

Normal entering level for Performance majors; intermediate private study, Bachelor of Arts, Composition, Music Education, Bachelor of Music with Non-Music Elective Studies majors, minors, and elective study. Audition required, or INST 202 as prerequisite.

INST 401, 402 Applied Lessons

1 - 6-F&S

Advanced private study for BMus. majors. Prerequisite: INST 302 and successful Sophomore Review.

MCHU 311 Historical Congregational Song

2-F13

Introductory history of hymnology from the early Christian Church to about 1950. An investigation of hymnic poetic and musical styles. Stress upon familiarity with the hymnal. When taken with MCHU 312 meets Culture: Art or Music. Liberal Arts.

MCHU 312 Recent Congregational Song

2-F13

Survey of diverse streams of Christian congregational song in English from about 1950 to the present time, including: songs of “hymn explosion”, songs of the liturgical renewal, Praise & Worship repertoire, and global song. Basic music-reading ability is expected. When taken with MCHU 311 meets Culture: Art or Music. Liberal Arts.

MCHU 451 Music and Worship

4-WSP

Music and liturgical practices in the history of the Christian Church and consideration of issues in contemporary worship practice in light of church history and Christian theology. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MCHU 475 Service Playing, Piano

1-S

Development of keyboard skills with special application to piano playing in church service: melody harmonization and reharmonization, hymn playing and transposition, accompanying (solo and choral), extemporization in various styles. Permission of instructor. Required of piano majors and piano concentrations within music education curricula.

MCHU 476 Service Playing, Organ

2-S

Development of keyboard skills with special application to organ playing in church service: melody harmonization, bass realization, hymn playing and transposition, accompanying (solo and choral), extemporization in various styles. Permission of instructor. Required of organ majors and organ concentration within music education curricula.

MCLV I Class Voice I

1-F&S

Study of posture, breath control, tone production, and diction. Textbook used. Includes both group and individual singing of simple vocalises and songs in English. Hearing required. Six hours practice.

MCLV II Class Voice II

1-F&S

Continued study of basic vocal techniques. Emphasis on individual singing of vocalizes and songs in English. Introduction to Italian diction. Hearing required. Six hours practice.

MED 210 Field Experiences in Music Education

2-May

Students participate in three weeks of field experiences in high-need school districts working as teachers’ assistants and meet in a weekly seminar to discuss their experiences. Designed to fulfill the New York State field experience mandate; students earn 75-90 hours of field experience credit taken during freshmen or sophomore years. Students may opt to take EDUC 240, Teaching in Urban America, in lieu of this course. Taken concurrently with MED 211. (See Greatbatch School of Music Handbook for detailed explanation of Field Experience and other Certification requirements.)

MED 211 Workshop: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development

0-May

Introduces Music Education majors to foundational concepts surrounding language acquisition and literacy development, and provides resources for developing the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of native English speakers and students who are English language learners. Taken concurrently with MED 210.

MED 214 Woodwind Instruments

1-F&S

Basic techniques of playing flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon; acoustical, historical, and practical understanding of these instruments. Two hours class, two hours practice per week.

MED 215 Stringed Instruments

1-F&S

Basic techniques of playing violin, viola, ‘cello, and double bass; acoustical, historical, and practical understanding of these instruments. Two hours class, two hours practice per week.

MED 217 Brass Instruments

1-F&S

Class instruction in various brass instruments to acquaint music education majors with basic problems and teaching techniques of the brasses. Includes study on at least three brass instruments. Two hours class, two hours individual practice per week.

MED 218 Percussion Instruments

1-S

Snare drum, timpani basics, bass drum, mallet instruments, cymbals, smaller instruments of the battery; prepares music education majors to teach percussion instruments in public schools. Concentration on snare drum: coordination of hands; counting and playing rhythm. Two hours class, two hours individual practice per week.

MED 227 String Techniques

2-S

Preparation for teaching violin, viola, ‘cello, and double bass through the high school level. Development of playing and demonstration abilities. Survey of methods and materials. Two hours class, three hours practice.

Prerequisite Courses: MED 215

MED 240 Percussion Techniques

1-S

Preparation for teaching percussion instruments through high school level. Development of playing skills on timpani, mallet instruments, drums. Survey of percussion ensemble music and other materials. One class per week, three hours practice.

Prerequisite Courses: MED 218

MED 241 Brass Techniques

2-S

Preparation for teaching brass instruments through the high school level. Development of playing and demonstration abilities. Survey of methods and materials. Two hours class, three hours practice.

Prerequisite Courses: MED 217

MED 242 Woodwind Techniques

2-S

Preparation for teaching woodwind instruments through the high school level. Development of playing and demonstration abilities. Survey of methods and materials, two class hours, three hours of practice.

Prerequisite Courses: MED 214

MED 352 Secondary School Methods

2-S

Preparation for directing secondary school (grades seven-12) choral ensembles and for teaching secondary level general music and other non-performance music classes. Particular emphasis upon preparation to teach according to the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

MED 354 Instrumental Methods

2-S

Instrumental music program in public schools. Organization and training of school orchestras, bands, and instrumental classes; pedagogical methods of the standard band and orchestra instruments. Particular emphasis on preparation to teach by the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

MED 405 Student Teaching in Music

12-F

Practical experience teaching music in public schools. Two placements, six-to-seven weeks each, one on the elementary level (grades K-six), and one on the secondary level (grades seven-12). Criteria for approval: Completion of required professional education coursework as per emphasis, cumulative GPA of at least 2.70, documentation of at least 100 hours of field experience, and approval by the student teaching committee.

MED 419 Student Teaching Seminar

2-F

Seminar during and following student teaching dealing with effective teaching practices including problems of motivation, group management, curriculum development, and musical education goals.

MHS 222 Introduction to Film Music

3-WSP

History and aesthetics of music written for Hollywood films. Exploration of the sociology, philosophy, psychology, and technique of film music. Review of the elements of musical style with particular emphasis on their relation to the dramatic aspects of film. Written work emphasizing critical analysis of the use of music in various American film genres. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 231 Music History and Literature I

2-F

Development of music from earliest times through the Renaissance. Principles of listening and style analysis. Literature and style of various schools. Listening, examination of scores, performance, research reports, lectures, discussion. With MHS 232 satisfies Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 232 Music History and Literature II

2-S

Continues MHS 231, from late Renaissance through Baroque (1750). With MHS 231 satisfies Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 254 Music of World Cultures

3-WSP

Survey of Asian, Latin American, African, European music; listening experience, with research and analysis. Introduction to ethnomusicology to broaden student’s perspective. Recommended for those interested in mission field or intercultural relations. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 333 Music History and Literature III

3-F

Development of early classic through romantic music styles in cultural context. Principles of listening and style analysis. Introduction to basic bibliography and research. Principles of a Christian aesthetic. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 334 Music History and Literature IV

3-S

From late romantic through 20th century styles. Emphasis on individual research, writing, and class presentations. Evaluation of musical-cultural trends from a Christian perspective. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MHS 490 Topics in Music History

3-F&S

Historical and analytical study of works from the topic chosen for each semester’s offering. Topics may include focused period surveys, specific composer studies, national or regional musics, specific major works, genre surveys, etc. Liberal Arts.

MKBD I Practical Keyboard I

1-F&S

Basic technique, rhythm, tone conception, articulation, fingering. Pentachord patterns, sight reading, transposition. Tetrachord scales. Simple I-V harmonization. Grade 1 repertoire.

MKBD II Practical Keyboard II

1-F&S

Basic work as in MKBD 110-111; pedaling and phrasing. Easier major scales, two rhythms, and arpeggios (hands separate). I-IV-V progressions and harmonization with simple accompaniments; IV7 by-ear chording. Grade 1 sight reading. Grade 2 repertoire.

MKBD III Practical Keyboard III

1-F&S

Easier major scales, hands together, two rhythms; easier arpeggios and minor scales, hands separate. Major/ minor primary triad patterns and harmonization, by-ear work with varied accompaniments. Grade 2 sight reading; simple improvisation; easy hymns. Grade 3 repertoire.

MKBD IV Practical Keyboard IV

1-F&S

Major/minor scales, arpeggios, triads; hands together. Major/minor progressions, harmonization; by-ear work using secondary chords and expanded accompaniments. Grade 2-1/2 sight reading; grade 3 transposition, improvisation; hymns, songs. Repertoire such as Bach short preludes and easy sonatinas.

MKBD V Practical Keyboard V

1-F&S

All major/minor scales and arpeggios, hands together, three rhythms. Progressions, harmonization; by-ear work using secondary chords and dominants in expanded patterns. Grade 3 sight reading; four-part transposition. Repertoire: easier Bach inventions, allegro sonatina movement.

MKBD VI Practical Keyboard VI

1-F&S

All scales and arpeggios, four rhythms. Harmonization and by-ear work with advanced chords and accompaniments. Hymns and patriotic songs in pianist styles with transposition. Choral (including open vocal score) and art song accompaniment. Grade 4 sight reading. Repertoire such as Bach inventions and easy classic sonatas.

MLT 113 Masterworks of Sight and Sound

3-WSP

Introduction of art and music from classic age to present; concert and gallery attendance included. Liberal Arts.

MLT 211 Music and Listening: An Introduction

3-F&S

Introduction to the study and enjoyment of classical masterpieces in music: recordings, outside biographical readings, reports on current musical events. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MLT 450, 451, 452, 453 Brass, Woodwind, String and Percussion Literature

2-WSP

Survey of standard chamber, solo, and orchestral excerpt repertoire from the Baroque to the present. Emphasis on stylistic and interpretive traits, pedagogical issues and repertoire selection, major composers and representative works. Liberal Arts.

MLT 460 Vocal Literature

2-S

Survey of standard vocal repertoire from the High Baroque to the present. Emphasis on stylistic and interpretive traits, pedagogical issues and repertoire selection, major composers and representative works. Liberal Arts.

MLT 470 Organ Literature

2-WSP

An examination of the history of the development of the organ and its literature from the middle ages to the present. Examination of style and structure and their impact on performance. Liberal Arts.

MLT 480 Piano Literature

2-WSP

An examination of the history of the development of the piano and its literature, including music written for early keyboard instruments which today is accepted as part of the piano repertoire. Emphasis on 18th, 19th, and 20th century repertory. Examination of style and structure and their impact on performance. Chamber music with piano, concerti, solo piano literature. Liberal Arts.

MTH 225 Music Fundamentals Review (P/F)

0-F

Focused work in identification (aural and written) of intervals, scales, rhythms, chords and other basic materials of Western tonal music. A half-semester course offered online as a co-requisite of MTH 226.

MTH 226 Music Theory and Aural Skills I

4-F

Exploration of the foundational aspects of music in the context of the Western tonal musical repertoire. Emphasis on sight-singing, dictation and improvisation. Five class hours per week plus independent computer- and tutor-assisted instruction. Introduction to music-notation software programs. Co-requisite: MTH 225 or permission of instructor. Satisfies Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

MTH 227 Music Theory II

3-S

Analysis, composition and basic arranging work using Western tonal harmony through secondary dominants. Continued development of music-notation software skills. Prerequisite: MTH 226 or permission of instructor. . Co-requisite: MTH 228 or permission of instructor. Liberal Arts.

MTH 228 Aural Skills II

1-S

Work in tonal sight-singing, ear training and dictation, through secondary dominants. Two class hours per week plus independent computer- and tutor-assisted instruction. Continued development of software skills. Co-requisite: MTH 227 or permission of instructor. Liberal Arts.

MTH 325 Music Theory III

3-F

Continuing analysis, composition and arranging work using Western tonal harmony through advanced chromaticism and eighteenth-century counterpoint. Continued development of software skills. Prerequisite: MTH 227; Co-requisite: MTH 326 or permission of instructor. Liberal Arts.

MTH 326 Aural Skills III

1-F

Continuing work in tonal sight-singing, ear training and dictation, through advanced chromaticism. Two class hours per week plus independent computer- and tutor-assisted instruction. Continued development of software skills. Co-requisite: MTH 325 or permission of instructor. Liberal Arts.

MTH 327 Music Theory IV

3-S

Western music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries along with relevant materials from selected world music traditions. Development of analytical, compositional and arranging skills using these materials. Continued development of software skills. Co-requisite: MTH 328. Liberal Arts.

Prerequisite Courses: MTH 325

MTH 328 Aural Skills IV

1-S

Development of sight-singing, aural, and improvisational skills involving the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries along with relevant materials from selected world music traditions. Two class hours per week plus independent computer- and tutor-assisted instruction. Continued development of software skills. Co-requisite: MTH 327 or permission of instructor.

MTH 367 Advanced Global Musicianship

2-F&S

Capstone course of the theory sequence: Analysis, improvisation, composition, arranging and performance in a variety of Western, world and integrative musical idioms. Emphasis on structures and processes. Liberal Arts.

Prerequisite Courses: MTH 327

MTH 458 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint

3-WSP

A study of the principles of counterpoint in western music with an emphasis on models from 16th century vocal polyphony. Analysis of repertoire, original compositions. Prerequisite: MTH 326 or permission. Liberal Arts.

MTH 463 Form and Analysis

3-WSP

Structural and harmonic analysis of musical form through simple and compound song form, variation, rondo, sonata forms. Contrapuntal forms of the invention, chorale prelude, fugue, canon. Study of the analysis techniques of Schenker, La Rue, and others. Liberal Arts.

MUS 180-182 Practicum in Sound and Recording

0 or 1-F/S

Hands-on training and operational experience in principles and practices of live sound and recording events for Houghton College, Greatbatch School of Music. Emphasis on proper procedures and best practices in real-world work environment. Co-requisite: employment as student worker for Live Sound and Recording Services. Can be repeated; must be taken for credit in first semester. By permission of instructor.

MUS 191, 291, 391, 491 Independent Study

1, 2, or 3-WSP

MUS 207 Introduction to Pro Tools

3-F

Introduction to Pro Tools sound & recording software. Foundational skills necessary to record, edit, and mix at basic level using a Digidesign Pro Tools system. Focus: fundamental tools and techniques through demonstrations, real-world examples, and frequent hands-on assignments. Successful completion prepares student to undertake Pro Tools 101 Digidesign Certification exam. This course has a fee. By permission of instructor.

MUS 208 Pro Tools Production I

3-S

Continued study of Pro Tools: expanding range of tools and techniques. Focus: expanded hardware and soft-ware configurations, developing versatile tools for manipulating and editing both audio and MIDI data, and implementing various techniques to facilitate larger and more sophisticated mixing scenarios, again through real-world examples and frequent hands-on assignments that will enhance your capabilities in all aspects of Pro Tools production. Successful completion prepares student to undertake Pro Tools 110 DigiDesign Certification exam. This course has a fee.

Prerequisite Courses: MUS 207

MUS 222- 224 Jazz Workshop (Houghton Jazz)

0 or 1-F&S

Preparation and presentation of a variety of jazz repertoire including swing, combo, and modern styles. Permission of director.

MUS 226 Flute Ensemble

0 or 1-F&S

Preparation and presentation of repertoire for flute ensemble. Permission of director.

MUS 226 Flute Ensemble

0 or 1-F&S

Preparation and presentation of repertoire for flute ensemble. Permission of director.

MUS 229 Basic Conducting

2-F&S

Basic conducting, rhythmic development, baton technique, three hours per week.

Prerequisite Courses: MTH 225

MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective: An Introduction

2-F

Introduction to music studies in the context of Christian worldview. Examination of Biblical, philosophical, and scientific bases for human creativity. Discussion of music’s role in society and in the liberal arts context. Orientation to college-level work in music, including diagnostic examination of background knowledge. Liberal Arts.

MUS 255 Brass Ensemble

0 or 1-F&S

Preparation and presentation of repertoire for brass ensemble. Permission of director.

MUS 310-314 Men’s Choir

0 or 1-F&S

Major ensemble. Audition required. By permission of the director.

MUS 315-319 Women’s Choir

0 or 1-F&S

Major ensemble. Audition required. By permission of the director.

MUS 320-24 College Choir

0 or 1-F; 0, 1 or 2-S

Major ensemble. Audition required. Ensemble is available for 2 credits in any semester wherein ensemble tours. By permission of the director.

MUS 329 Choral Conducting

2-S

Elements of choral conducting; training of choirs; rehearsal techniques; preparation of choral scores. Three hours per week.

Prerequisite Courses: MUS 229

MUS 330 Keyboard Skills

2-F or S

Functional piano class required of piano and organ majors and concentrations within music education curricula. Emphases: sight reading, harmonization, transposition, accompaniment, score reading, improvisation. Jury exam. Six hours weekly practice. Prerequisite: Piano level 237.

MUS 331-335 Philharmonia (Orchestra)

0 or 1-F&S

Major ensemble. Audition required. By permission of the director.

MUS 336-340 Symphonic Winds

0 or 1-F; 0, 1 or 2-S

Major ensemble. Audition required. Ensemble is available for 2 credits in any semester wherein ensemble tours. By permission of the director.

MUS 353 Lyric Theater

0 or 1-S

Preparation and presentation of operatic, musical theater, and operetta scenes and complete works from the standard repertoire. Typical four-year cycle will comprise one full opera, one full musical or operetta, one bill of one-acts or acts from major works, and one scenes production. Study of techniques of stage movement and stagecraft. Three hours in rehearsal per week; outside rehearsal required. Permission of director.

MUS 356 Voice Pedagogy

2-S15

Methods of voice production and development as preparation for teaching; emphases on teaching and evaluation. Attention to proper selection of music. Two class hours per week; junior and senior year.

MUS 395 Special Topics

1, 2, or 3-WSP

MUS 430 Instrumental Conducting

2-S

Conducting laboratory band or orchestra; methods of presenting band and orchestral materials. One and one-half hours with laboratory band or orchestra per week.

Prerequisite Courses: MUS 229

MUS 447 Piano Ensemble

0 or 1-F&S

Performance of keyboard ensemble repertoire, Renaissance to 20th century. Duet and multi-piano literature. Emphasis on style and special ensemble problems. Fulfills ensemble requirement for junior and senior applied piano (performance) majors. Four hours outside practice.

MUS 455 Chamber Singers

0 or 1-F

Practical experience singing in a small group of 12 to 16 performers. Three hours in rehearsal per week. Permission of director.

MUS 457 Chamber Ensembles

0 or 1-F&S

Ensembles organized to include interested students. Small groups rehearse three hours per week. Standard literature for handbells, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar, etc., is studied with a view toward public performance during the year. Permission of appropriate ensemble director.

MUS 470 Organ Pedagogy

2-WSP

Examination of teaching methods, materials, and technical approaches for the organ. Guided teaching in private and class settings. Required for organ performance majors.

MUS 477 Piano Pedagogy

3-S

Preparation for teaching beginning & intermediate piano students. Study of beginning & intermediate piano methods and literature, including adult and preschool materials. Survey of professional organizations and publications for the private piano teacher and a study of the writings and teaching ideals of great piano pedagogues. Guidelines for development and maintenance of private piano studio. Practicum for teaching community students with presentation of a public recital at the end of the semester.

MUS 495 Internship

3, 4, 5, or 6-WSP

PERF 385 Junior Recital

0-F&S

PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital

0-F&S

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