College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Music (MUS)

MUS 101   Basic Musicianship2 credits

Basic Musicianship is designed for the student with little background in music. This course will present concepts needed for an understanding of the basic fundamentals of music theory. Students will also have an introduction to ear training and the keyboard. (Offered every spring. No prerequisite. This course can serve as a prerequisite for MUS 201 and ED 446. Studio course.)

MUS 111   Class Piano I2 credits

This is the first of two courses in a beginning piano instruction sequence. Through group class instruction students are given a practical knowledge of the keyboard and an understanding of the tonal-rhythmic structure of music. Keyboard skills requisite for handling classroom music situations or for personal enjoyment of music are developed. (Offered every fall and spring. No prerequisite. Players with previous keyboard experience may be exempt by examination. Can serve as a prerequisite to MUS 201 and ED 446. Studio course.)

MUS 112   Class Piano II2 credits

This is the second of two courses in a beginning piano instruction sequence. Through group class instruction students are given a practical knowledge of the keyboard and an understanding of the tonal-rhythmic structure of music. Keyboard skills requisite for handling classroom music situations or for personal enjoyment of music are developed. (Offered every fall and spring. No prerequisite. Players with previous keyboard experience may be exempt by examination. Can serve as a prerequisite to MUS 201 and ED 446. Studio course.)

MUS 113   Piano Proficiency Lab for Music Majors1 credit

This studio course supports students in achieving the piano proficiency requirements that are not covered through other music major courses. These include scales, arpeggios, open score reading, and sight-reading a 4-part texture. Remedial course: placement or exemption by keyboard faculty assessment. This course is a prerequisite for MUS 369 Art of Accompanying, MUS 439 Parish Music Internship and ED 472 Music Student Teaching. Passing of this course or the proficiency exam is a graduation requirement for the Music Performance, Music Theory/Composition, Music History/Literature, Church Music and Music Education majors.

MUS 115   Beginning Guitar I1 credit

This course is designed for those with no knowledge of the instrument. Areas covered include tuning the guitar, strumming techniques, chords-two keys, and transposing. Open to all students. (Offered every fall and spring. No prerequisite. Players with previous guitar experience may be exempt by examination and move on to private guitar if desired or needed for program. Studio course.)

MUS 116   Beginning Guitar II1 credit

This course is a continuation of Beginning Guitar I with additional chords in several more keys. This course is recommended for students desiring to study private guitar. (Offered every spring. Prerequisite: MUS 115 Beginning Guitar I or consent of instructor. Studio course.)

MUS 120   Listening to Life: Western Classical Music2 credits

Using music primarily from the classical Western tradition, this course teaches music listening skills, relates music to history and culture, and reveals music as a conveyer of human emotions, thoughts, and ideals. The course also touches briefly on ethnic folk music, global art music, and popular music (American jazz, musical theatre, and pop music.) (This course earns 2 credits towards the 4 credit Fine Arts component of the general education curriculum. Offered every fall and spring, summers to be announced. No prerequisite. Can serve as a prerequisite to Music History.)

MUS 121   Listening to Life: Global & Popular Music2 credits

Using global folk and art music and contemporary popular idiom music, this course teaches music listening skills, relates music to history and culture, and reveals music as a conveyer of human emotions, thoughts, and ideals. This course contributes to the Fine Arts/Aesthetic component of the General Education curriculum. MUS 121 is required for Music Education students.

MUS 161   Class Voice1 credit

Students will examine and personally develop the foundations of a healthy, efficient technique of singing. Activities to achieve this goal include vocal exercises practiced in and out of the classroom, solo singing for one's classmates, lectures and demonstrations by the instructor on vocal technique and the vocal mechanism, and related reading assignments. (Offered every semester. No prerequisite. Studio course.)

MUS 201   Musicianship I4 credits

This course begins with a brief review of music fundamentals (scales, keys, intervals and triads) and continues with four-part harmonic writing, and basic analysis. Exercises in keyboard harmony, sight singing, and dictation are included in the course. (Offered every fall. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or equivalent as determined by music placement test.)

MUS 202   Musicianship II4 credits

Students continue to learn four-part harmonic writing, including the use of inversions and seventh chords. Exercises in analysis incorporate the study of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. Dictation, sight singing, and keyboard harmony are continued. (Offered every spring. Prerequisite: MUS 201 or equivalent.)

MUS 261   Beginning Conducting2 credits

The goal of this introductory course is to begin to develop a clear and expressive conducting technique. Students will conduct in class frequently, videotaping their work and receiving immediate feedback and suggestions for improvement. Students will learn to conduct regular beat patterns, preparatory gestures, cues, cutoffs, deadbeats, fermatas, asymmetrical patterns, and subdivided gestures. Students will learn to make thoughtful decisions in varying their conducting pattern to show changes in dynamics, tempo, and articulation. Activities to strengthen the inner ear while conducting will also be included. Requirement: for Church Music and Music Education majors. (Offered every odd fall. Prerequisites: music reading ability, MUS201 and/or consent of instructor. Studio course.)

MUS 267   Diction for Singers1 credit

This course is designed for the student who is interested in enhancing his or her vocal training by expanding one's knowledge of Italian and German diction and song repertoire. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and production of pronunciation. Voice students and music majors, particularly those in the choral and church music tracks, will want to register for this course. (Offered odd falls. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of MUS 860 - Private Voice or consent of instructor. Studio course.)

MUS 301   Musicianship III4 credits

Students learn to write in the contrapuntal style of the 18th century. Chromatic harmonies and a study of classical period forms are also included in the course. Dictation, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are continued. (Offered every fall. Prerequisite: MUS 202 or equivalent.)

MUS 302   Musicianship IV4 credits

Students explore the new directions composers have taken in the 20th century and compose their own pieces in various contemporary styles. Keyboard harmony, dictation, and sight-singing are continued. (Offered every spring. Prerequisite: MUS 301.)

MUS 321   Music History I3 credits

This course explores the Ancient, medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods of Western music. (Offered every third semester in sequence with the other two Music History Courses). Prerequisites: MUS 120 or MUS 121, MUS 201.)

MUS 322   Music History II3 credits

This course explores the 18th and 19th centuries of Western music. (Offered every third semester in sequence with the other two Music History Courses). Prerequisites: MUS 120 or MUS 121, MUS 201. MUS 321 is preferred, but not required.)

MUS 323   Music History III3 credits

This course explores Western Music from the late 19th century to the present. (Offered every third semester in sequence with the other two Music History Courses). Prerequisites MUS 120 or MUS 121 and MUS 201. MUS 321 and MUS 322 preferred but not required.

MUS 356   K-6 General Music Teaching Methods2 credits

This course will deal with the planning and implementation of instruction in the non-performance-based music class from kindergarten to the senior high at the elementary school levels. Students will examine curriculum, textbooks and teaching materials available for these classes. The National Standards for Arts Education receive special attention in relation to planning a spiral curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on unit and lesson planning. The course is required for all Music Teaching Majors. Offered every even fall. Prerequisite: MUS 120 or MUS 121.

MUS 357   7-12 General Music Teaching Methods2 credits

This course will deal with the planning and implementation of instruction in the non-performance-based music class from kindergarten to the senior high at the secondary school levels. Students will examine curriculum, textbooks and teaching materials available for these classes. The National Standards for Arts Education receive special attention in relation to planning a spiral curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on unit and lesson planning. The course is required for all Music Teaching Majors. Offered every even fall. Prerequisites: MUS120 or MUS 121, MUS 202.

MUS 360   String Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

This course acquaints students with the techniques and challenges of playing and teaching stringed instruments. (Offered even falls. Prerequisite: music reading ability. Studio course.)

MUS 361   Woodwind Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

This course acquaints students with the techniques and challenges of playing and teaching woodwind instruments. (Offered odd springs. Prerequisite: music reading ability. Studio course.)

MUS 362   Brass Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

This course acquaints students with the techniques and challenges of playing and teaching brass instruments. (Offered odd falls. Prerequisite: music reading ability. Studio course.)

MUS 363   Piano Pedagogy1 credit

As an introduction to the various techniques related to the teaching of piano, students are exposed to and explore piano instructional materials and methodology. Practical experience is gained through observation, teacher interviews, and evaluation of pedagogical materials. (Offered even springs. Prerequisite: MUS 840 or other previous private piano study.)

MUS 364   Handbell Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

Through lecture and hands-on ringing, students are given practical study of handbell techniques, score preparation, and pedagogy. (Offered odd falls. Prerequisite: music reading ability. Studio course.)

MUS 365   Electronic Instruments Techniques & Pedagogy2 credits

This course introduces students to a range of computer-based music technologies. Extensive work is done with the music notation/MIDI program, Finale. Students will also explore using pre-set patches, sequencing, and creating new synthesized sounds. CD ROM programs for music history, music education, music theory, and ear-training will also be explored. Students will be expected to log lab hours in the music technology studio. This course is an elective in all music majors, minors, and emphases. (Offered every spring. Prerequisites: music reading ability, computer literacy. Studio course.)

MUS 366   Vocal Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

This course is designed for advanced singers who wish to gain techniques and practice in teaching vocal technique, both in working with individual voice lessons and with choral groups. This course is required for the vocal tracks of the director of parish music (DPM) program and the music teaching major. Activities include leading warm-ups and teaching peer voice lessons. (Offered even falls. Prerequisites: private voice study and consent of instructor. Studio course.)

MUS 367   Percussion Techniques & Pedagogy1 credit

This course acquaints students with the techniques and challenges of teaching and playing percussion instruments. (Offered even springs.l Prerequisite: music reading ability. Studio course.)

MUS 368   Jazz Improvisation1 credit

Students will explore concepts used in jazz improvisation. (Offered odd springs.Prerequisites: A workable knowledge of scales, chords, chord progressions, sight-reading, and a familiarity with the musical vocabulary. Studio course.)

MUS 369   Art of Accompanying1 credit

This course is designed as a practice and provides students with the skills necessary to become artistic and capable accompanists. Areas explored include vocal, instrumental, and choral accompanying. (Offered odd falls. Prerequisite: MUS 840 or other previous private piano study. Studio course.)

MUS 424   Keyboard Literature2 credits

A survey of keyboard instruments, literature and styles from 1600 to the present, excluding that which relates directly to the organ. (Offered odd springs. Prerequisites: MUS 120 or MUS 121, MUS 840 or other previous private piano study.)

MUS 425   Choral Literature2 credits

A study of the choral literature from the Renaissance through the present (including global choral music) forms the material for this course. Choral composers and representative compositions from each era are studied. The historical perspective on choral music is discussed and a filing card reference library developed. (Offered odd falls. Prerequisites: MUS 120 or MUS 121, MUS 202 or consent of instructor.)

MUS 426   Instrumental Literature2 credits

Instrumental literature will emphasize literature for school-aged groups. Instrumental composers and compositions are studied through lecture, listening, reading, and student presentations. Students also develop a level II and III, four-year curriculum for band and orchestra. Teaching strategies based on the National Standards for Arts Education will also be discussed. (Offered even falls. Prerequisites: MUS 120 or MSU 121, MUS 202 or consent of instructor.)

MUS 427   Organ Literature2 credits

This course surveys organ literature of various historical, national, and stylistic types. Historical organ design, performance practice and aesthetics are emphasized. (Offered even falls.) Prerequisite: MUS 120 or MSU 121.

MUS 430   History of Sacred Music4 credits

An examination of the practice and theology involved in the music of the church enables students to evaluate music in relationship to worship. (Offered on demand. Prerequisite: MUS 321 or MUS 322.)

MUS 431   Congregational Song4 credits

Students examine the theology and history of congregational song, including psalms, liturgical chants, canticles, Latin and Greek hymnody, the Lutheran chorale, the English hymn, and contemporary sacred songs. (Offered odd springs. Prerequisite: MUS120 or 121.)

MUS 439   Parish Music Field Experience2 credits

This course offers experiences in parish music under the supervision of a cooperating parish musician. Activities include directing choirs, leading and accompanying congregational singing, performing attendant music, working with instrumentalists and cantors, planning worship, and composing practical service music. (Offered on demand. Prerequisite: approval of Music Department.)

MUS 440   Church Organist2 credits

This course examines the role of the organist in Lutheran worship and seeks to prepare organists to provide effective leadership of hymns and liturgy. (Offered on demand). Prerequisite: 4 semesters of MUS 850 - Private Organ Study or consent of instructor. Studio course.)

MUS 441   Organ Improvisation2 credits

In this course, students are challenged to introduce a greater degree of creativity into their service playing, to develop keyboard skills necessary for improvisation and to practice basic procedures for improvising chorale preludes and intonations. (Offered on demand). Prerequisites: 2 semesters of MUS 850 - Private Organ Study, MUS 202. Studio course.)

MUS 444   Instrumental Arranging1 credit

Instrumental arranging focuses on the practical aspects of scoring and is approached in terms of understanding how composers have traditionally written for instrument(s) and ensembles. (Offered even springs. Prerequisites: MUS 201, current or previous enrollment in MUS 202.)

MUS 445   Choral Arranging1 credit

This course is designed for the musician wishing to make effective settings for choral groups. (Offered odd springs. Prerequisites: MUS 301, current or previous enrollment in MUS 302.)

MUS 456   Choral Conducting & Methods2 credits

This advanced conducting course will apply and develop the skills gained in MUS 261, focusing on leading choirs. Topics will include literature selection/programming for various school and church choirs, choral score study, audition procedures, seating formations, rehearsal planning and execution, working to develop vocal quality and musicianship in rehearsals and administration of church and school choral programs. A major component of the course will be the preparation and conducting of a public choral ensemble performance. Requirement for Vocal Music Education majors and Church Music majors-choral track. (Offered even springs. Prerequisite: MUS 261. Studio course.)

MUS 457   Instrumental Conducting & Methods2 credits

Rehearsal techniques, transcriptions, performance practices and score study of standard concert band and jazz ensemble repertoire will be presented. The organization and management of an instrumental program will be covered. A major component of the course will be the preparation and conducting of a public instrumental ensemble performance. Requirement for Instrumental Music Education majors. (Offered odd springs. Prerequisite: MUS 261. Studio course.)

MUS 488   Independent Study in Music1-4 credits

Topic and course of study determined in consultation with instructor. (Offered on demand. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.)

MUS 492   Senior Project: Composition Recital2 credits

The student is challenged to compose a major piece or group of pieces. Students are challenged to begin to develop a personal language, one that gives evidence of skill, imagination and originality and that communicates effectively to an audience. This project is the capstone experience for the Music Major in the Music Theory/Composition track. As part of this capstone, students will submit a written essay describing how the experience implemented and was supported by the Framework for Learning. (Offered on demand. Prerequisite: MUS 990) Honors lesson fee applies.

MUS 493   Senior Project: Thesis2 credits

The student will research a musicological topic, write a documented thesis and present their research in a public lecture/demonstration. This project is the capstone experience for the Music Major in the Music History/Literature track. As part of this capstone, students will submit a written essay describing how the experience implemented and was supported by the Framework for Learning. (Offered on demand. Prerequisites: MUS 321, MUS 322, MUS 323 and consent of instructor.) Honors Lesson fee applies.

MUS 494   Senior Project: Conducting Recital2 credits

The student will conduct a public recital of an instrumental and/or vocal ensemble for which they have selected literature, prepared scores, rehearsed the ensemble, and prepared a program. The conducting experience may involve regularly scheduled university ensembles and student organized ensembles. This project is done with the supervision of the appropriate faculty conducting teacher. This is an option for the capstone experience for the Music Major in the Applied Music track. As part of this capstone, students will submit a written essay describing how the experience implemented and was supported by the Framework for Learning. (Offered on demand. Prerequisites: MUS 456 or MUS 457 and consent of instructor.) Honors Lesson fee applies.

MUS 495   Senior Project: Solo Recital2 credits

The student will present a public recital on their primary instrument, building on private lesson study over several semesters. This project is done with the supervision of the student's primary applied teacher. This is the capstone experience for the Music Major in the Applied Music track. As part of this capstone, students will submit a written essay describing how the experience implemented and was supported by the Framework for Learning. (Offered on demand. Prerequisites: MUS 9xx and consent of instructor.) Honors Lesson fee applies.

MUS 498   Music Business Internship2 credits

This off-campus internship with a music business (usually in the Twin Cities metro area) serves as the capstone for the music business major. Students may take other classes on campus during this part-time internship.

MUS 712   Shades of Harmony Multicultural Gospel Choir0-1 credits

The multicultural choir consists of students and staff from varying races, cultures and backgrounds who are interested in learning about, experiencing and singing African-American gospel music and spirituals. Gospel music has an improvisational dimension to it and the choir typically learns new music by rote, although music may be provided for choir members. In addition to the choral rehearsals, there will be periodic discussions of the historical aspects of the music, and the social atmosphere that brought the songs to life. The choir will occasionally sing for chapel, but will also perform at local area churches, and is expected to expand its performance territory. Any student, staff or faculty member can register for the choir. (No auditions are required.)

MUS 713   Jubilate0-2 credits

This choir regularly provides music for chapel worship. Special projects include the Fine Arts Christmas Concert and choral worship services throughout the year. While full-year membership is desired, students may audition to enter the choir at semester breaks. Jubilate is an excellent ensemble for students who wish to sing but are involved in other touring ensembles or will be off-campus part of the year as student teachers or interns. (Offered every fall and spring. Prerequisite: choral audition for placement by instructor.)

MUS 714   Christus Chorus0-2 credits

This group presents major choral works in a series of concerts, including the Fine Arts Christmas and Concert. Weekend tours/retreats and an extended annual spring tour are part of the schedule. Trips abroad are planned occasionally. Auditions are held at the beginning and end of each academic year. Full-year membership is required. (Offered every fall and spring. Prerequisite: choral audition for placement by instructor.)

MUS 716   Opera Workshop0-2 credits

Exploration of operatic singing, character development, and basic stage movement through workshop activities, class play, and assigned operatic scenes. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Must also be enrolled in MUS 860 or MUS 960. First time enrollment must be for 2 credits.

MUS 717   Vox 9 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble)0-2 credits

This is a small vocal ensemble of 4-16 singers focusing on learning and performing vocal jazz literature. The group meets for one rehearsal 90 minutes/week and performs occasionally on campus. May be taken for 0-2 credits. Repeatable.

MUS 720   Concert Band0-2 credits

Concert Band performs works drawn from worldwide genres. Performances include chapel services, fall and spring concerts, and Commencement. Occasional off-campus performances are also scheduled. (Offered every fall and spring. Prerequisite: prior instrumental experience and seat audition placement.)

MUS 730   Chamber Ensemble0-1 credits

Chamber Ensemble performs works drawn from worldwide genres. Performances include chapel services, fall and spring concerts, and Commencement. Occasional off-campus performances are also scheduled. (Offered every fall and spring. Prerequisite: prior instrumental experience and seat audition placement.)

MUS 739   CSP Ringers (Beginning Handbell Ensemble)0-1 credits

This course is open to any student with limited or no handbell experience. It teaches basic handbell techniques. Members of this class will perform 1-2 times/semester in chapel. May be taken for 0-1 credit. Repeatable.

MUS 740   Handbell Ensemble0-2 credits

This ensemble is open to any student with handbell experience or sufficient music reading ability. It will perform both on campus for chapel services and the Fine Arts Christmas Concert as well as for area congregations. Members of this ensemble may also belong to other music organizations on campus. (Offered every fall and spring. Prerequisites: music reading ability, audition for placement by instructor.)

MUS 750   Blue Rondo (Jazz Band)0-2 credits

Jazz Ensemble and Jazz combos from the group perform works from various jazz styles. Performances include fall and spring concerts, chapel service playing, and occasional off campus performances. (Offered every fall and spring.) Prerequisite: previous instrumental experience. May be taken for 0-2 credits. Repeatable.

MUS 760   Percussion Ensemble0-1 credits

The Percussion Ensemble is open to all students and is designed to develop mastery of various percussion instruments. Students will develop and refine percussion techniques through the rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble repertoire.

MUS 782   Chapel Band0-1 credits

Open to singers and instrumentalists by audition. The ensemble performs a variety of praise, prayer and ethnic worship music for chapel in contemporary music idioms. Planning and leading a full chapel service is a feature of the group's activities. (Prerequisite: audition by instructor.)

MUS 800   Violin0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 801   Viola0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 802   Cello0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 803   String Bass0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 810   Flute0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 811   Oboe/English Horn0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 812   Clarinet0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 813   Saxophone0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 814   Bassoon0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 815   Recorder0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 820   Trumpet0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 821   Trombone0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 822   French Horn0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 823   Tuba0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 824   Euphonium0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 829   Private Jazz Lesson0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 830   Percussion0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 831   Handbell Lesson0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 840   Piano0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 841   Harpsichord0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 850   Organ0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 860   Voice0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 861   Private Popular/Jazz Voice Lessons0.5-1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: 4 semesters of MUS860; approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 870   Guitar0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 872   Private Electronic Music Lessons0.5,1 credits

Private weekly 1/2 hour lesson in using electronic music technology.

MUS 880   Conducting Lessons0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 890   Composition0.5,1 credits

1 credit each, repeatable. Meets 1/2 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. These courses may be repeated with credit. Individual lessons on the standard orchestral and band instruments and voice stress proper tone production, phrasing and style. Special techniques unique to the instrument are studied. Material covered includes standard works for the instrument. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. This course is open to students who have had MUS 201. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: MUS 201; approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 900   Honors Violin2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 901   Honors Viola2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 902   Honors Cello2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 903   Honors String Bass2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 910   Honors Flute2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 911   Honors Oboe/English Horn2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 912   Honors Clarinet2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 913   Honors Saxophone2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 914   Honors Bassoon2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 915   Honors Recorder2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 920   Honors Trumpet2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 921   Honors Trombone2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 922   Honors French Horn2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 923   Honors Tuba2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 924   Honors Euphonium2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 930   Honors Percussion2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 931   Honors Handbell Lesson2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructors approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. Private lessons are also available for composition. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 940   Honors Piano2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 941   Honors Harpsichord2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 950   Honors Organ2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 960   Honors Voice2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 961   Honors Private Popular/Jazz Voice Lesson2 credits

This is a private, one hour weekly lesson for advanced students in singing in jazz, pop, and musical theatre styles. Honors lesson fee applies. (Prerequisite: Four semesters of MUS 860 and instructor approval. At least one semester of MUS 861 recommended.)

MUS 970   Honors Guitar2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructor's approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. All lessons include studio classes scheduled throughout the term as a lab time. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 980   Honors Conducting Lesson2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructors approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. Private lessons are also available for composition. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)

MUS 990   Honors Composition Lessons2 credits

2 credits each, repeatable. Meets 1 hour per week. May not be taken pass/no pass. Each of the above 800 level individual lessons may be taken as weekly one-hour lessons with the instructors approval. Honors lessons may be taken in conjunction with recital preparation. Private lessons are also available for composition. (Offered every semester. Prerequisites: MUS 202 and MUS 890; music reading ability, previous study at the 800 level and/or approval and placement by instructor. Private lesson fee.)