MUS (Music)

 

 

MUS 0890, 1890, 3890 Studio Class in Instrumental Music

No credit

Required of all students taking instrumental music.  A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures.  Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 0891 Applied Instrument

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. For Music majors and minors who do not meet requirements for Applied Instrument credit. Credits do not count toward Applied Instrument requirements or graduation hours. May be repeated each semester. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 0971 Applied Organ

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. For Music majors and minors who do not meet requirements for the applied study in the major area. Credits do not count toward applied requirements or toward graduation hours. May be repeated each semester. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 0990.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 0980, 1980, 3980 Studio Class in Voice

No credit

Required of all students taking Applied Voice. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. Corequisite: for MUS 0980, MUS 0981; for MUS 1980, MUS 1981 or 1982; for MUS 3980, MUS 3981 or 3982.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 0981 Applied Voice

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. For Music majors and minors who do not meet requirements for Applied Voice credit. Credits do not count toward Applied Voice requirements or graduation hours. May be repeated each semester. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 0980.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 0990, 1990, 3990 Studio Class in Piano

No credit

Required of all students taking Applied Piano. A weekly performance class in which students have the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive remarks regarding technique, interpretation, and general performance procedures. Specific topics are addressed at the discretion of the instructors. Corequisite: for MUS 0990, MUS 0991; for MUS 1990, MUS 1991 or 1992; for MUS 3990, MUS 3991 or 3992.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 0991 Applied Piano

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. For Music majors and minors who do not meet requirements for Applied Piano credit. Credits do not count toward Applied Piano requirements or toward graduation hours. May be repeated each semester. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 0990.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

No credit

Satisfactory completion of a specified number of recitals and concerts each semester. Full-time music and worship arts majors must register every semester in order to complete the Recital Attendance requirements for graduation.  Students in the B.Mus.Ed. program are exempted the semester of internship.  Two semesters are required of students minoring in music or worship arts.  Graded "S" or "U."

Offered each semester

 

MUS 1103 Elements of Music Theory

Three hours

Rudiments of music including meter, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, and seventh chords. Includes fundamental aural skills and an introduction to notation software used in subsequent music theory course work. Credit does not count toward graduation hours or toward any Music Department field of study, or toward the Youth and Worship Ministries major. May be waived by examination.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

One hour

A course developing the aural skills of singing at sight and taking dictation. Musical materials representative of diatonic harmony of the common practice period. Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MUS 1103 or waiver. Corequisite: MUS 1113.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 1113 Theory I

Three hours

A study of diatonic harmony of the common practice period with emphasis on analytical and part-writing skills. Pre-requisite: MUS 1103 or waiver. Corequisite: MUS 1111.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

Three hours

An introduction to the music curriculum. Consideration of philosophical issues fundamental to the arts. Historical survey of music literature of the Western world, with emphasis on style, form, appreciation, and application of perception skills. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite or corequisite: EGL 1013. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered spring semester

MUS 1631, 1632 Music Practicum: Music Theatre Production

 One or two hours

Forty-five hours of production assistance per credit hour in preparing and producing a music theatre production. Students will work under the direct supervision of the director of the music theatre production. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered the semester of a production

 

MUS 1731, 3731 Music Theatre Methods: Drama I

Each course, one hour

Introduction to the art of stage craft through the medium of musical theatre, operetta, and opera. Stage movement and characterization skills are developed through performance in selected scenes. May be repeated for additional credit. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 1732, 3732 Music Theatre Production

Each course, two hours

Introduction to the art of stage craft through the medium of musical theatre, operetta, and opera. Stage movement and characterization skills are developed through performance in a fully staged production. May be repeated for additional credit. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 1791 Recreational Guitar

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Student must supply guitar for practice and lessons. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. Available for students not concentrating in guitar as part of a major or minor in either music or worship arts. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 1831, 3831 Women's University Chorus

Each course, one hour

The ensemble performs a variety of styles from the standard collegiate and sacred choral literature. The group performs primarily for on-campus functions. Audition required. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered each semester

1831 may be repeated each semester of lower-division study

3831 may be repeated each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1841, 3841 Instrumental Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra

Each course, one hour

The Chamber Orchestra performs a variety of styles from standard orchestral literature. There are performances each semester.  Audition required. A not-for-credit enrollment option also available.

Offered each semester

1841 may be repeated each semester of lower-division study

3841 may be repeated each semester of upper-division study

MUS 1851 JBU Chapel Band

One hour

This ensemble seeks to develop the musicianship and character of all students participating in JBU Chapel Bands.  Students will rehearse music to be used in leading weekly chapel services, as well as participate in team building exercises and discussions about the corporate worship culture of JBU. This course also serves as an opportunity for Chapel Leaders to practice pastoral care and leadership to a small group of student musicians.  Online application and audition required. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 1861 Jazz Ensemble

One hour

An ensemble designed to give woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists performance opportunities in the genres of jazz and pop music. The group performs at home ball games and other venues. Two hours of rehearsal each week in addition to performances. Audition required. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 1881 Applied Piano as an Elective

One hour

One half-hour private lesson per week.  Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. For students taking piano as a secondary or elective instrument. Credit does not count as applied hours for any students majoring or minoring in music with piano as the major instrument. An additional fee associated with this course. Corequisite: MUS 1990.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 1891, 3891 Applied Instrument

Each course, one hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. Available for majors and minors admitted into the Instrumental Concentration. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Instrumental concentrate as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 1892, 3892 Applied Instrument

Each course, two hours

A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. Available for majors and minors admitted into the Instrumental Concentration.An additional fee associated with each course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Instrumental concentrate as listed in General Requirements for Music degrees and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 1901 Basic Guitar Techniques

One hour

Class instruction focused on guitar playing styles and techniques applicable to church settings. Primary emphasis is given to playing rhythm guitar; some lead guitar techniques are addressed.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 1911 Lyric Diction I

One hour

Foreign language pronunciation for singers through application of the International Phonetic Alphabet with emphasis on Italian and introduction to German. Two fifty-minute sessions per week.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 1921 Lyric Diction II

One hour

Continuation of German pronunciation study with emphasis on French. Two fifty-minute sessions per week. Prerequisite: MUS 1911.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 1931, 1941 Class Piano I, II

Each course, one hour

Basic keyboard techniques and application of music fundamentals to the keyboard, including major and minor scales, modes, chord progressions, arpeggios, harmonization, improvisation, accompaniments, transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire. Two hours of class each week and a half-hour of practice daily. Prerequisite for 1931: ability to read music notation. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite for 1941: MUS 1931 or consent of instructor.

1931 offered fall semester

1941 offered spring semester

 

MUS 1951, 1961 Class Lessons in Voice

Each course, one hour

Group instruction with emphasis on foundational vocal techniques, practice skills, and beginning song literature. Two hours of class weekly and half-hour of practice daily.

1951 offered fall semester

1961 offered spring semester

 

MUS 1971, 3971 Applied Organ

Each course, one hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Organ major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam. Corequisite: for 1971, MUS 1990; for 3971, MUS 3990.

Offered each semester

1971 may be repeated each semester of lower-division study

3971 may be repeated each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1972, 3972 Applied Organ

Each course, two hours

A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Organ major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees and Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam. Corequisite: for 1972, MUS 1990; for 3972, MUS 3990.

Offered each semester

1972 may be repeated for each semester of lower-division study

3972 may be repeated for each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1981, 3981 Applied Voice

Each course, one hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Voice major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees, Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: for 1981, MUS 1980; for 3981, MUS 3980.

Offered each semester

1981 may be repeated for each semester of lower-division study

3981 may be repeated for each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1982, 3982 Applied Voice

Each course, two hours

One 1-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Voice major listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees, Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam, and consent of instructor. Corerequisite: for 1982, MUS 1980; for 3982, MUS 3980.

Offered each semester

1982 may be repeated for each semester of lower-division study

3982 may be repeated for each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1991, 3991 Applied Piano

Each course, one hour

One half-hour private lesson per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Piano major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees, Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam, and consent of instructor. Corerequisite: for 1991, MUS 1990; for 3991, MUS 3990.

Offered each semester

1991 may be repeated for each semester of lower-division study

3991 may be repeated for each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 1992, 3992 Applied Piano

Each course, two hours

A one-hour or two half-hour private lessons per week. Minimum amount of daily practice to be determined by instructor. An additional fee associated with each course. Prerequisites: see requirements to enter each level of work in Piano major as listed in General Requirements for Music Degrees, Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam, and consent of instructor. Corequisite for 1992, MUS 1990; for 3992, MUS 3990.

Offered each semester

1992 may be repeated for each semester of lower-division study

3992 may be repeated for each semester of upper-division study

 

MUS 2003 Masterpieces of the Arts

Three hours

An introduction to music and the visual art forms. Consideration is given to philosophical issues fundamental to the arts. Selected masterworks of instrumental and/or vocal music, architecture, painting, and sculpture are studied, with emphasis on style, form, and application of perception skills. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered fall and spring (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 2083 Masterpieces of Music

Three hours

An introduction to music, through the study of selected masterworks of concert and stage genres representative of a variety of historical periods. Emphases on style and form, understanding and appreciation, and application to other examples of the perception skills developed through the study of the selected works. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

One hour

A course developing the aural skills of singing at sight and taking dictation. Musical materials representative of diatonic and chromatic harmony of the common practice period. Two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MUS 1111.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 2113 Theory II

Three hours

A study of chromatic harmony of the common practice period, with emphasis on analytical and part-writing skills. Prerequisite: MUS 1113.

Offered fall semester

MUS 2403 Understanding Worship Arts I: Orientation

Three hours

Understanding Worship Arts I is a course designed to provide non-musical pastors with opportunities to learn and experience various aspects of the Worship Arts vocation. Students will participate in lectures, discussions, and readings in the areas of theology, ecclesiology, and spiritual formation that aim to broaden their worship perspective alongside Worship Arts majors and minors, allowing them to cultivate an appreciation for various leadership, planning, and music styles together. Students in this course will also develop language skills to communicate with Worship Pastors, helping them to effectively communicate vision, encouragement and constructive criticism. In conjunction, the student is challenged to evaluate his or her leadership off the stage through candid group discussion and individual analysis. These exercises aim to broaden the student’s worship perspective by viewing all facets of life as genuine acts of worship. (Same as MUS 2503.)

Offered fall semester

MUS 2413 Understanding Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

Three hours

Understanding Worship Arts II seeks to move from understanding the philosophy of worship arts to understanding the processes employed by worship pastors in service planning such as song selection, transitions, and exhortations. Students will not only learn these processes but will also evaluate the effectiveness of these processes in various situations. The course also equips the student with keen observation and critical thinking skills; the student can utilize these skills to evaluate the theological integrity and pastoral effectiveness of any corporate worship gathering. In addition, this course requires the student to serve several times with various non-profit organizations that aim to help the disenfranchised people of Northwest Arkansas. This component of the course seeks to encourage the student to continue to view worship as a lifestyle, far more than a Sunday morning activity. (Same as MUS 2513.) Prerequisite: MUS 2403.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

Three hours

Worship I is the first of two foundation courses placed at the beginning of the worship arts Core Curriculum sequence.  This course seeks to discover each student's "worship starting point," identifying local church background and other worship experiences that have shaped this initial perspective.  From there, lectures, discussions, and readings in the areas of theology, ecclesiology, and spiritual formation aim to broaden this worship perspective by cultivating an appreciation for various leadership, planning, and music styles that may or may not align with the student's personal preference.  In conjunction, the student is challenged to evaluate his or her worship leadership off the stage through candid group discussion and individual analysis.  These exercises aim to broaden the student's worship perspective by viewing all facets of life as genuine acts of worship.  (Same as MUS 2403.) Prerequisites: MUS 1111 and 1113.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

Three hours

Worship II seeks to give a practical face to the concepts learned in Worship I.  The student learns much about the reality of actually serving as a worship pastor in a local congregation.  This course teaches various fundamentals of corporate worship planning, such as song selection, transitions, and exhortations.  However, it also equips the student with keen observation and critical thinking skills; the student can utilize these skills to evaluate the theological integrity and pastoral effectiveness of any corporate worship gathering.  In addition, this course requires the student to serve several times with various non-profit organizations that aim to help the disenfranchised people of Northwest Arkansas through music.  This component of the course seeks to encourage the student to continue to view worship as a lifestyle, far more than a Sunday morning activity.  (Same as MUS 2413.) Prerequisite: MUS 2503.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 2601 Accompanying Class

One hour

Various aspects of accompanying including how to analyze and rehearse music, how to maintain ensemble balance, and the working out of performance details involved with collaborative musical artistry. Repertoire presented is from standard vocal, choral, instrumental, and church music. Students gain experience and practice accompanying other students during the semester.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 2901 Guitar in Worship

One hour

Application of guitar skills to the worship setting. Prerequisite: MUS 1901 or waiver.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 2931, 2941 Class Piano III, IV

Each course, one hour

Continuation of keyboard techniques including major and minor scales, modes, chord progressions and inversions, arpeggios, harmonization, improvisation, vocal and instrumental accompaniments, vocal and instrumental score reading (including transposing instruments), solo and ensemble repertoire. Two hours of class each week and half-hour practice daily. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite for 2931: MUS 1941 or consent of instructor. Prerequisite for 2941: MUS 2931 or consent of instructor.

2931 offered fall semester

2941 offered spring semester

 

MUS 3101 Survey of Instruments

One hour

A survey of wind, string, and percussion instruments. Functional knowledge with a "hands-on" approach. Includes arranging projects utilizing Finale software. Two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MUS 1111 and 1113.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years

 

MUS 3123 Counterpoint

Three hours

Exercises in analysis and writing of two- and three-part counterpoint in 18th century style. Prerequisites: MUS 4113 and consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

One hour

Acquisition of keyboard skills beyond note-reading, such as playing from chord charts, harmonization in various styles, transposition, and improvisation. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: MUS 2113 or consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

One hour

A continuation of skills in reading chord charts, harmonization in various styles, transposition, improvisation, and open-score reading. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: MUS 3151 or consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 3201 Introduction to World Music

One hour

Overview of music of various world cultures studied in relation to religion including jazz, folk, and pop influences.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 3213, 3223 History of Music I, II

Each course, three hours

The first course surveys the historical development of music from the pre-Christian era to 1750. The second covers music from 1750 to the present. Both courses include a major research-analysis project.  Prerequisite: MUS 1203.

3213 offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

3223 offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 3232 Contemporary Worship Music in Theory and Practice

Two hours

An integrated study of music theory with an emphasis on emerging pop symbols and popular and jazz harmonies used in current worship music. The creation of worship charts, lead sheets, chord substitution, simplified hymn harmonizations, segues, intros, outros, turnarounds, and arranging are studied in detail. Prerequisites: MUS 2111, 2113, and 3101.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

One hour

A course developing the aural skills of singing at sight and taking dictation. Musical materials representative of chromatic harmony of the common practice period and selected modern styles. Two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MUS 2111.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 3243 Theory III

Three hours

A study of the practices of modern composers (beginning with Debussy), with emphasis on analytical skills and creative writing in selected styles. Prerequisite: MUS 2113.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 3301 Choral Techniques

One hour

A study of rehearsal techniques, including auditions, choral diction and tone, stylistic analysis, as well as score study, programming of repertoire, and organization and management. Prerequisite: MUS 3243 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 3313 Public School Music Methods, K-6

Three hours

Methods and materials of teaching music in elementary/middle schools, including the development of lesson plans, classroom observations, and role-playing a music teaching situation. Field experiences required. For Music majors only. (Same as MUS 3323.) Prerequisites: MUS 2111 and 2113.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 3323 Children's Music Ministry Methods

Three hours

Study of current and traditional philosophies, methods, and materials for use with preschool through sixth-grade church choirs. Field observations required.  (Same as MUS 3313.)  Prerequisite: MUS 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 3411 Conducting I

One hour

Basic conducting patterns and techniques; score-reading, both choral and instrumental; study and preparation of graded choral music. Class meets two days per week. Prerequisites: MUS 1111 and 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 3421 Conducting II

One hour

Advanced conducting techniques, score preparation, and interpretation. Emphasis on conducting assigned selections, the study of advanced choral works, and stylistic interpretation. Class meets two days per week. Prerequisite: MUS 3411 or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 3563 Audio Technology I

Three hours

Introduction to multi-track recording, recording studios, and the technology involved in mixing and processing sound. Related subjects in setting up sound reinforcement systems, proper selection of microphones, and establishing the proper mix and sound quality. Also includes subjects such as acoustics, surround sound installation and set-up, digital audio workstations, and copyright law. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

 

MUS 3601 Music Practicum: Accompanying

One hour

Student accompanies voice students at their lessons and rehearsals, musical theatre workshop rehearsals, or other accompaniment opportunities with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: MUS 2601 or consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3611 Music Practicum: Church Organist          

One hour

Student assumes the position of organist for a local church in the region and prepares and presents all organ music needed for the worship services of the church, which may include hymns, service music, choral anthem accompaniments, and solo voluntaries (prelude, offertory, communion music, postlude). Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3621 Music Practicum: Student Conductor

One hour

Selected specifically by the conductor of the Cathedral choir, a student is given opportunity to serve in various capacities, such as section leader, choral librarian, rehearsal conductor, and assistant conductor in performances. Assigned duties are tailored to offer practical experience in all aspects of choral and/or instrumental performance. Prerequisites: MUS 3421 and consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3651 Music Practicum: Chapel Leader

One hour

Student serves the Chapel Program in a variety of capacities including participating with the music teams, attending planning meetings and rehearsals, assisting with overall set-up and programming, and evaluating the services. Student reports directly to the Instructor of Worship Arts. Prerequisites: MUS 2503, 2513, and consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3661 Music Practicum: Technology

One hour

Student serves as sound technician in a church, JBU chapel, recording studio, audio post-production facility, radio station, etc. Prerequisite: MUS 3563 or consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3801 Cathedral Choir

One hour

The Cathedral Choir, open to students from all fields of study, performs standard collegiate choral literature of the various style periods. It is featured in the annual Christmas Candlelight Service and takes an annual tour during spring break. Admission by audition. May be repeated each semester. A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered each semester

MUS 3851 The Red Steps

One hour

This ensemble exists to serve the University by leading worship at schools and churches throughout the country for the purpose of recruitment, marketing and overall encouragement to the body of Christ.  This ensemble may also play a broader repertoire of music at coffee ships, bookstores, and churches for special events sponsored by the Admissions Department or area schools.  This ensemble is filled through an invitation only audition and includes a small stipend.  A not-for-credit enrollment option is available.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3900 Junior Recital

No credit

Presentation of a recital during the junior year. Must be enrolled in applied lessons in the area of performance during the semester of the recital. The student must write program notes and present them prior to the hearing for approval by the applied teacher (and/or other members of the department at the discretion of the applied teacher). The first draft of the program notes should be presented in full to the applied professor two weeks before the scheduled hearing. The hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled performance. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 3951 Corporate Worship Techniques

One hour

A "masterclass" covering elements of vocal and piano technique and pedagogy using modern worship repertoire. Topics covered include improvisation, stylistic interpretation, harmonization, and stage presence.  Students will also study various audio and visual aspects of corporate worship. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MUS 3563.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 4103 Music Arranging with MIDI

Three hours

Projects in transcription (adapting music composed for one musical medium to a different medium), music arrangements (free treatment of pre-existing material), and composition utilizing MIDI keyboards and sequencing software. Special emphasis on creative writing in a variety of styles. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

Three hours

A study of the structure of the standard homophonic forms through analysis of 18th, 19th, and 20th century literature and a brief introduction to contrapuntal procedures.  This course also includes a major research-analysis project. Prerequisites or corequisites: MUS 1203 and 3243.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

MUS 4191 Senior Presentation Preparation

One hour

Course designed to provide faculty mentoring for students enrolled in MUS 4910 Senior Presentation or MUS 4920 Senior Presentation in Worship Arts. An additional fee associated with course. Corequisite: MUS 4910 or 4920.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

One hour

An overview of pedagogical trends, historical practices, methods, and contemporary issues in piano teaching. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 4262 Piano Literature

Two hours

A chronological survey of keyboard and piano literature from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 4273 Organ Literature and Pedagogy

Three hours

A brief chronological survey of literature for the organ from the Renaissance to the present. Basic pedagogical source materials are included. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 4281 Vocal Literature

One hour

A survey of vocal song literature and analysis and comparison of styles of representative works. Prerequisite or corequisite: MUS 3223 or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 4291 Choral Literature

One hour

A brief chronological study of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

Two hours

A study of vocal anatomy and pedagogical approaches as applied to the teaching of voice. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

MUS 4491, 4492, 4493 Selected Topics

One to three hours

Study of a topic such as Twentieth Century Styles or Composition. A one-hour private lesson fee is charged per credit hour.

Offering dependent upon student interest and faculty availability

 

MUS 4553 Internship in Worship Arts

Three hours

An internship under the guidance of an experienced and qualified minister of music in an approved church music program. Prerequisite: consent of Worship Arts major advisor.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 4563 Audio Technology II

Three hours

Advanced topics from Audio Technology I including multi-track recording, processing sound, final mix-down and use of a digital studio workstation for master CD preparation. Includes study of microphone design, speaker design, acoustical environment and its selection for establishing the proper sound environment/mix quality. Includes class time in subjects such as sampling via MIDI, integration of video and sound tracks, and location recording. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: MUS 3563.

Offered spring semester

 

MUS 4573 Public School Music Methods, 7-12

Three hours

Contemporary methodology for teaching music in middle/junior and senior high schools, including philosophy of music education, psychology of music learning, curriculum development, classroom management, and evaluation. Field experiences and/or observations are required. Prerequisite: MUS 3313.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

MUS 4900 Senior Recital

No credit

Presentation of a recital during the academic year preceding graduation. Must be enrolled in applied lessons in the area of performance during the semester of the recital. The student must write program notes and present them prior to the hearing for approval by the applied teacher (and/or other members of the department at the discretion of the applied teacher). The first draft of the program notes should be presented in full to the applied professor two weeks before the scheduled hearing. The hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled performance. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 4910 Senior Presentation

No credit

Presentation of a project representing significant research and/or creative endeavor during the academic year preceding graduation. Projects must be approved by the department head, division chair, and faculty mentor. Program notes must be written to accompany the presentation. These notes must be approved by and submitted to the faculty mentor prior to the presentation hearing. Hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled presentation. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites or corequisites: MUS 4113, 3213, and 3223. Corequisite: MUS 4191.

Offered each semester

 

MUS 4920 Senior Presentation in Worship Arts

No credit

Presentation of a corporate worship service demonstrating musical, pastoral, and leadership skills gained over the student's academic career. The student is responsible for assembling a team of people to help execute the planned service (musicians, speakers, other artists). Presentation must be approved by the department chair, and faculty mentor. Liturgical notes must be written to accompany the presentation. These notes must be approved by and submitted to the faculty mentor prior to the presentation hearing. Hearing must be held at least two weeks before the scheduled presentation. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: MUS 2503 and 2513. Prerequisite or corequisite: MUS 4191.

Offered each semester

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