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MUSC 130. Music Appreciation
This course is designed to better acquaint the student with music as an art form and to develop his sensitivity to the musical experience. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUSC 131. Music Theory and Skills I
An introduction to the basic principles of organizing and performing music. Includes the study of rhythm, pitch, scales, and melodic construction. An in-depth study of the diatonic vocabulary of the common practice period. Skills corroborate theory with studies and practice in melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing, score reading, rhythmic reading, listening, and vocabulary. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall semester.  

MUSC 132. Music Theory and Skills II
A continuation of the material presented in MUSC 131. An in-depth study of diatonic vocabulary. Prerequisite: MUSC 131. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUSC 231. Music Theory and Skills III
A progressive and in-depth study of modulations and chromatic harmony of the common practice period with constant review and application of materials learned in MUSC 131 and MUSC 132. Skills corroborate theory with studies and practice in melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing, score reading, rhythmic reading, listening and vocabulary. Prerequisite: MUSC 132. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUSC 232. Music Theory and Skills IV
A continuation of materials presented in MUSC 231. A progressive and in-depth study of altered chords and modulation to distant and unrelated tonal centers. Prerequisite: MUSC 231. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUSC 312. Basic Conducting
A basic course in conducting to include all beat patterns, right and left hand techniques, preparatory beats, releases, cues, fermatas, terms, phrasing, style, dynamics, and tempos. Prerequisite: MUSC 232. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each fall semester.

MUSC 333. Music History I
A study of music from antiquity through c 1750. A theoretical approach to the forms and styles of music through history. Prerequisite: MUSC 232. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUSC 334. Music History II
A study of music from c 1750 to the 20th century. A theoretical approach to the forms and styles of music through history. Prerequisite: MUSC 333. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUSC 335. World Music
This course provides intensive study of specific music styles or cultures throughout the world. Seminar topics may include the music of Latin America, Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East as well as various American styles including jazz, pop and rock, Appalachian, country, bluegrass, and music theater. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUSC 421. Orchestration
A course in orchestration and arranging for instruments in ensemble and for full band and orchestra. Prerequisite: MUSC 232. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUSC 423. Form and Analysis
A progressive and in-depth study of sonata form, rondo form, theme and variations, and ternary forms of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prerequisite: MUSC 232. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each fall semester.  

MUSC 424. Twentieth-Century Music
This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical and stylistic characteristics of music and an historical perspective of the significant composers and their contributions from the twentieth century. Prerequisite: MUSC 232 and MUSC 334. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUSC 490. Independent Study in Music
This course is open to students in music with the permission of the instructor and the Chair of the Music Department, for studying approved aspects of music such as composition, not normally taught at this time. Students may earn one to three hours credit each semester with a maximum of nine hours total. Credit, 1 to 3 hours. Offered as needed.

MUPR 100. Class Piano
A competency based course in piano designed for music majors and minors who are not prepared for MUPR 117, Class Piano I. Does not count toward a music major or minor. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each fall and spring semester.

Choral Ensembles
The following choral ensembles are designed to give music majors, music minors, and general college students experience in various types of choral ensembles and knowledge of choral literature in various styles. These courses may be repeated indefinitely. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each fall and spring.

MUPR 110 Chorale
MUPR 111 Chamber Choir
MUPR 112 Cumberland Singers

Instrumental Ensembles
The following instrumental ensembles are designed to give music majors, music minors, and general college students experience in various types of instrumental literature in various styles. This course may be repeated indefinitely. Credit, 1 hour

MUPR 109 Percussion Ensemble (fall and spring semesters)
MUPR 113 Theatre Orchestra Ensemble (spring semester)
MUPR 114 Marching Band (fall semester)
MUPR 115 Concert Band (spring semester)
MUPR 116 Jazz Ensemble (fall and spring semester)
MUPR 119 Pep Band (spring semester)

MUPR 117. Class Piano I
This course is designed to equip music majors and minors with the tools needed

for effective leadership in the public schools and churches. Prerequisite: MUPR 100 or consent of instructor. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUPR 118. Class Piano II
This course is designed to equip music majors and minors with the tools needed for effective leadership in the public schools and churches. Prerequisite: MUPR 117 or consent of instructor. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUPR 121. Class Voice and Diction
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the International Phonetic Alphabet and the basic aspects of vocal technique involved in singing: posture, breath support, vocalization, articulation, timbre, resonance, song preparation, and performance. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUPR 211. Brass Instruments-Trumpet and Horn
Class instruction in high brass instruments including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques, and materials. Prerequisite: MUSC 132 or permission of the instructor. Credit, 1 hour. Offered spring semester of even numbered years.

MUPR 212. Woodwind Instruments-Clarinet and Saxophone
Class instruction in clarinet and saxophone, including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques and materials. Credit, 1 hour. Offered fall semester of even numbered years.  

MUPR 213. Brass Instruments-Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
Class instruction in the low brass instruments including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques, and materials. Prerequisite: MUSC 132 or permission of the instructor. Credit, 1 hour. Offered spring semester of odd numbered years.  

MUPR 214. Woodwind Instruments-Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon
Class instruction in woodwind instruments, including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques, and materials. Credit, 1 hour. Offered fall semester of odd numbered years.

MUPR 215. Percussion Instruments
Class instruction in percussion instruments including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques, and materials. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each spring semester.

MUPR 216. String Instruments
Class instruction in string instruments, including class performance, discussion of teaching problems, techniques, and materials. Credit, 1 hour. Offered fall semester of even numbered years.

MUED 301. School Music Laboratory
This laboratory accompanies MUED 331 and equips elementary education majors with the basic fundamentals of playing piano and recorder. Co-requisite: MUED 331 Credit, 0 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.  

MUED 324. Teaching Music in the Elementary School
A course for music majors and elementary education majors who are music minors to become acquainted with curriculum methods and materials in all phases of general music for grades P-5. Prerequisite: MUSC 231. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each spring semester.

MUED 331. School Music
A course designed for elementary classroom teachers dealing with the fundamentals of music and materials for grades P-5. Co-requisite: MUED 301. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall and spring semesters.

MUED 334. Methods and Materials-Choral, General Music (Middle School)
This course is intended to expose the music education student to the philosophy and content of the public school music program as well as equip him with the tools needed to effectively instruct all phases of general music in grades 5-9 and to organize and develop all aspects of a choral program in the elementary, middle and high school. Prerequisite: MUED 324. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUED 336. Instrumental Methods
This course is designed to equip the music education major with the role, objectives, and methods of instrumental music in the public schools, including elementary, junior high and senior classes. It is also designed to give the music major an understanding of show design for the high school marching band and the techniques necessary to chart and teach a marching band show. Prerequisite: MUED 324. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each fall semester.

MUED 410. Advanced Conducting-Choral
A course to provide students with the advanced skills necessary to properly conduct a choral ensemble. Prerequisite: MUSC 312. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each spring semester.

MUED 411. Advanced Conducting-Instrumental
A course to provide students with the advanced skills necessary to properly conduct an instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: MUSC 312. Credit, 1 hour. Offered each spring semester.  

MUED 421. Vocal Techniques
A course designed to deal with the problems of teaching voice in the context of private lessons, class voice and the choral rehearsal. Prerequisite: two hours of applied voice and MUPR 121. Credit, 2 hours. Offered each spring semester.  

MUED 425. Music Core Seminar
This course is designed as a review of music theory and music history in order to assist music majors with the Departmental Exit Exam and the Music Specialty Area of the PRAXIS. Reviewed topics include: music theory, orchestration, form and analysis, and music history. Prerequisite: MUSC 232, MUSC 333, MUSC 334, MUSC 423 and MUSC 424. Credit, 2 hours. Offered spring semester.

MUCM 323. Church Music Education
Philosophy and practice of the church’s ministry through music to preschool and the elementary age children. Credit, 2 hours. Offered fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUCM 324. Church Music Administration
The practical role of the minister of music in the church including planning, organizing, promoting, and budgeting the total music program of the church. Credit, 2 hours. Offered spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUCM 425. Hymnology
Study and analysis of the great hymns of the church, their sources, development, and usage. Credit, 2 hours. Offered fall semesters of odd numbered years.

MUCM 426. History and Philosophy of Church Music
A detailed historical study of music within the church relating to its growth and development, as well as the interaction with the other arts, the social climate, and other music in general. Study of values, liturgies, and philosophies that were significant in the development of church music. Focus on development of personal philosophy for ministry of music in the contemporary church. Credit, 2 hours. Offered spring semesters of even numbered years.

MUAM 001. Applied Music Lab
A laboratory, performance course designed to give students practical experience in public performance. No credit given-taken as a part of applied music. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 011, 021. Applied Music - Voice
This number is assigned to students taking applied voice who have not yet attained level I as designated by the music faculty. Credit 1 or 2 hours depending on the course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 012, 022. Applied Music - Piano
This number is assigned to students taking applied piano who have not yet attained level I as designated by the music faculty. Credit 1 or 2 hours depending on the course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.  

MUAM 013, 023. Applied Music - Instrumental
This number is assigned to students taking applied instrumental music who have not yet attained level I as designated by the music faculty. Credit 1 or 2 hours depending on the course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 111, 121. Applied Music - Voice
This number is assigned to students taking applied voice who can perform music on the college freshman level as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 112, 122. Applied Music - Piano
This number is assigned to students taking applied piano who can perform music on the college freshman level as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 113, 123. Applied Music - Instrumental
This number is assigned to students taking applied instrumental music who can perform music on the college freshman level as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 211, 221. Applied Music - Voice
This number is assigned to students taking applied voice who have completed MUAM 111 or 121 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 212, 222. Applied Music - Piano
This number is assigned to students taking applied piano who have completed MUAM 112 or 122 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 213, 223. Applied Music - Instrumental
This number is assigned to students taking applied instrumental music who have completed MUAM 113 or 123 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 311, 321. Applied Music - Voice
This number is assigned to students taking applied voice who have completed MUAM 211 or 221 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 312, 322. Applied Music - Piano
This number is assigned to students taking applied piano who have completed MUAM 212 or 222 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 313, 323. Applied Music - Instrumental
This number is assigned to students taking applied instrumental music who have completed MUAM 213 or 223 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.  

MUAM 411, 421. Applied Music - Voice
This number is assigned to students taking applied voice who have completed MUAM 311 or 321 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 412, 422. Applied Music - Piano
This number is assigned to students taking applied piano who have completed MUAM 312 or 322 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.

MUAM 413, 423. Applied Music - Instrumental
This number is assigned to students taking applied instrumental music who have completed MUAM 313 or 323 as outlined in the Music Department Handbook. Credit, 1 or 2 hours depending on course number. This course may be repeated. Offered each fall and spring semester.