Music

*Note for Music: All of the ensembles, beginner piano, guitar, drum lessons, and private music lessons are open to first year students.  Private lessons and the beginner classes have additional fees of either $500 or $275 per semester.  Some of the ensemble courses require an audition.  All of these courses are available for zero or 1 credit.

 

MUS 005: Keyboard Skills
0 or 1 Credit – CRNs 44219, 44435
For intended majors only. Piano competence including scales, prepared pieces, sight reading and other skills. Leading to the Piano Proficiency exam requirement for all majors. Course may be repeated until Piano Proficiency is passed.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 007: Aural Skills
1 credit – CRN 41213
Sight singing, rhythm exercises, and ear training through dictation exercises.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 021: Marching Band
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42566, 45004
No audition required for admission.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 022: Wind Ensemble
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42506, 45005
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 024: Jazz Ensemble
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40212, 45006
Up to six credits may be used for graduation credit in CEAS and CBE. Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 027: Jazz Orchestra
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 41913, 45007
Student/community/professional musicians performing classic, contemporary and original big band literature.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 031: University Choir
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42512, 45008
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 032: Choral Union
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42514, 45009
No audition required for admission.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 033: Glee Club
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42515, 45010
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 034: Freshman Lab Choir
0 credit – CRN 40910
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 035: Women’s Choir Dolce
0 or 1 credit – CRN 42516, 45011
Women from university choir sing treble music.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 048: Chamber Music Collegium
0 or 1 credit – Six sections offered
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 049: Small Jazz Ensembles
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42517, 45015
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 061: Philharmonic Orchestra
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42561, 45016
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 065: Guitar for Beginners
0 or 1 Credit – CRNs 40890, 42853, 45017, 45018
Fee: $275 (No refunds after first lesson)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 067: Drum Set for Beginners
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40891, 45019
Fee: $275 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 068: Classical Piano for Beginners
0 or 1 Credit – Six sections offered
Fee: $275 - no refunds after first class
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 071: Private Piano Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40317, 45024
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 072: Private Vocal Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40318, 45025
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 073: Private String Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40319, 45026
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 074: Private Woodwind Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40320, 45027
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 075: Private Brass Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40321, 45028
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 076: Private Percussion Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40322, 45029
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 077: Private Percussion Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40323, 45030
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 078: Private Acoustic Guitar
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42060, 45031
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson)
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 079: Private Electric Guitar
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40324, 43299, 45032, 45033
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 081: Foundations of Western Music
4 Credits – CRN 44221
Introduction to the elements of Western music: pitch and rhythm recognition, intervals, scales, keys, diatonic harmonies, etc. Overview of Western music’s history and forms. Analysis of a masterpiece from various points of view. Getting into the habit of attending, reporting on, and enjoying live concerts. Students should be able to read music.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 125: Dark Romanticism in Music: The Sublime, the Uncanny, and the Psychological Confession
3 Credits – Writing Intensive – CRN 44230
This course will examine works by Western classical music composers that were engaged with philosophical and emotional concepts of Romanticism in the nineteenth-century. As a response to the rational Enlightenment culture of the 1700s, composers wrote about the power of Nature, emotions, primitive instincts, and a fascination with the grotesque and gothic. In addition to listening to works, students will consider related works of visual art, literature and philosophical essays. They will be required to attend exhibits, lectures, and performances.
Attribute/Distribution: HU