Music Minor

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required courses:

MUS 103: Music Fundamentals (3)

A course laying the foundation for musicianship and further study in music through the study of music fundamentals, i.e., rudimentary skills in notation, analysis, and composition as well as exposure to basic music literature.

MUS 103L: Ear Training I (1)

The development of basic skills in the reading and notation of rhythm and of diatonic melodies in major and minor, in hearing and playing primary triads, and in identifying major and minor scales and simple intervals. Corequisite: Music 103 or advanced placement.

MUS 104: Diatonic Harmony (3)

Continuation of Music 103 through all aspects of diatonic harmony. Prerequisite: Music 103 or advanced placement.

MUS 104L: Ear Training II (1)

Continuation of Music 103L. The further development of skills in the reading and notation of more complex rhythms and of diatonic melodies, in singing in alto clef, in hearing and singing all simple diatonic intervals, in hearing and singing all diatonic triads, and in identifying major, minor, and some modal scales. Prerequisite: Music 103L or advanced placement.

MUS 205: Introduction to Music Literature (3)

A survey of the basic repertoire and of masterpieces in several genres (art songs, symphonies, concerti, major choral works, etc.), involving extensive and intensive listening, and study of style and form.

three semesters of Music 09

MUST CHOOSE:

one course from Music 206, 207, 208

MUS 206: Music History and Literature I (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from Antiquity through the 15th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 207: Music History and Literature II (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 15th through the 18th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 208: Music History and Literature III (2) 

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 18th through the 19th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

a second course from Music 206, 207, 208 or one course from Music 209, 215, 222, 305

MUS 206: Music History and Literature I (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from Antiquity through the 15th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 207: Music History and Literature II (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 15th through the 18th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 208: Music History and Literature III (2) 

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 18th through the 19th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 209: Music in Worship (3)

An overview of the role of music in worship, worship music repertoire, and information and skills needed to plan music for worship. [Crosslisted: Theology 333, Worship Arts 333]

MUS 215: Basic Conducting (2)

An introduction to conducting technique.

MUS 222: World Music (3)

Examination of music heard in various contemporary world cultures, its aesthetic and stylistic aspects as well as its functions and underpinning ideas and values. [Cross-listed: CORE 278]

MUS 305: Orchestration (3)

A study of transposition, instrumental ranges, and balance by arranging keyboard and choral works for instrumental ensembles.

*any combination of private lessons and ensembles adding up to a minimum of four credits