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MUS 103 Keyboard I (2 CR)

Sequence of courses that teach music reading and performance on piano. The course stresses functional keyboard skills.

MUS 104 Keyboard II (2 CR)

Sequence of courses that teach music reading and performance on piano. The course stresses functional keyboard skills.

Prerequisite: MUS 103

MUS 105 Keyboard III (2 CR)

Sequence of courses that teach music reading and performance on piano. The course stresses functional keyboard skills.

Prerequisite: MUS 104

MUS 106 Keyboard IV (2 CR)

Sequence of courses that teach music reading and performance on piano. The course stresses functional keyboard skills.

Prerequisite: MUS 105

MUS 107 Guitar I (2 CR)

Beginner class instruction in playing folk and classical guitar. Each student provides own guitar.

MUS 108 Guitar II (2 CR)

Continuation of MUS 107.

Prerequisite: MUS 107

MUS 123 Voice Class (2 CR)

Designed to aid in vocal techniques and develop stage presence. Topics include breathing techniques, vocal evaluation, developing a personal style and working with a microphone. May be taken two times for credit.

MUS 124 Advanced Voice Class (2 CR)

Sequence of Voice Class, MUS 123. Class continues the development of vocal technique, with emphasis on performance. May be taken two times for credit.

Prerequisite: MUS 123

MUS 129 Community Concert Band (1 CR)

Study and performance of concert band music performances. Admission with department permission required. May be taken four times for credit.

MUS 130 Music of Non-Western Cultures (3 CR)

Discovering the music of non-Western cultures through lecture and directed listening.

Prerequisite: ENG 085

MUS 131 Understanding Music (3 CR)

Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms, and historic chronology of Western music.

MUS 132 History of American Popular Music (3 CR)

Students explore the development of popular music in America and focus on the musical, social and economic influences of commercial music in an historical context.

MUS 133 Music Education (3 CR)

Elementary education student is taught the fundamentals of music and then given practical experience in teaching, creating, and accompanying songs and how to enhance an elementary classroom with music.

MUS 135 African Drum Ensemble (2 CR)

Performance of African (Ashante) drums. Rehearsals with cultural exploration leading to performances of the music. May be taken four times for credit.

MUS 151 Music Theory I (4 CR)

Study of scales, key signatures, chord structure, intervals, chord progression and non-harmonic tones. This course includes sight singing, keyboard harmony and ear training.

MUS 167 Applied Music (1 CR)

Private instrument lessons are open to all students at the start of the semester. Students contact the music department which assists in locating a private instructor. Students pay for both lessons and college credit.

MUS 168 Applied Music (1 CR)

Private instrument lessons are open to all students at the start of the semester. Students contact the music department which assists in locating a private instructor. Students pay for both lessons and college credit.

Prerequisite: MUS 167

MUS 177 Applied Music (2 CR)

Private instrument lessons are open to all students at the start of the semester. Students contact the music department which assists in locating a private instructor. Students pay for both lessons and college credit.

Prerequisite: MUS 168

MUS 178 Applied Music (2 CR)

Private instrument lessons are open to all students at the start of the semester. Students contact the music department which assists in locating a private instructor. Students pay for both lessons and college credit.

Prerequisite: MUS 177

MUS 267 Applied Music (1 CR)

Private study on all instruments is open to all students. This is a requirement for music majors pursuing a bachelor’s degree. All students must register with music department at the beginning of each semester. Recital and jury required.

Prerequisites: MUS 168 or MUS 178

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