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All applied music courses may be repeated for credit; however, students may not enroll more than four times in any one type of performance or applied music course and have the credit count in their G.P.A. or to meet graduation requirements.  Music courses and lessons offered only to the extent that college resources are available in any semester.

 

Courses

MU 1203 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

Student of the elementary materials of music both written and aural.  Topics include standard musical notation, intervals, scales, triads, key signatures, and the development of skills in interval discrimination, melodic dictation, and sight-singing.  As a co-requisitie to Fundamentals of Music, CLASS PIANO I (MU 12121) is required.  The piano class will provide practical application of materials learned in Fundamentals.  A waiver may be obtained by auditioning with the piano instructor demonstrating proficiency at the Class Piano I level.

 

MU 12011 AURAL THEORY I

Training in the skills of sight-singing and aural perception including melodic and harmonic dictation.  Must be taken with Music Theory I.

 

MU 12023 MUSIC THEORY I

Harmonization of original and given melodies; chord progressions and structure; general analysis of elementary form; chromatic alterations of fundamental harmonies; and beginning composition.  Must be taken with Aural Theory I.  Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Music or pass a departmental test.

 

MU 12031 AURAL THEORY II

Continuation of Aural Theory I.  Prerequisite: Aural Theory I or permission of the instructor.  Must be taken with Music Theory II.  Required of all music majors.

 

MU 12043 MUSIC THEORY II

Continuation of Music Theory I.  Required of all music majors.

 

MU 12051 COMMUNITY CHOIR

Enrollment is open to all students and the public at large.  Rehearsals are scheduled for 2 hours per week.  A wide range of music in various styles will be studied and performed in concerts to be scheduled during the school year.  Emphasis is given to high performance standards through achievement of good choral blend, intonation, diction, tone quality, and musical interpretation.

 

MU 12071 COMMUNITY BAND

Enrollment in Community Band is open to all students and the public at large.  Rehearsals are scheduled for 2 hours per week.  Students will study a wide range of music in various styles and perform in concerts scheduled during the academic year.  High performance standards throug achievement of good blend, intonation, tone quality, and musical interpretation are emphasized.

 

MU 12091 APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL

Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week in percussion or other Western Art instrument.

 

MU 12101 APPLIED PIANO

Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week.  No prerequisites.  This course is required of all students planning a music major.

 

MU 12111 APPLIED VOICE

Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week.  Prerequisite: audition.

 

MU 12121 CLASS PIANO I

Meeting two times per week, this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of keyboard technique to beginning piano students.

 

MU 12131 CLASS PIANO II

Continuation of Class Piano I.

 

MU 12151 ANC SINGERS

Enrollment limited to approximately 20 members, by audition only.  Rehearsals are scheduled for 2 hours per week.  A wide range of music in various styles will be studied and performed in short and long concerts scheduled throughout each semester.  The vocal ensemble can be scheduled for different events throughout the area.  Emphasis is given to high performance standards through achievement of good choral blend, intonation, diction, tone quality, and musical interpretation.  Students planning a vocal music major are required to participate in either ensemble or community choir. Audition required.

 

MU 12191 APPLIED WOODWINDS

Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week in flute, clarinet, saxophone, or other woodwind instrument.

 

MU 12201 APPLIED BRASS

Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week in trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, or other brass instruments.

 

MU 12211 ENSEMBLE - SMALL GROUP

Small ensemble is a choral organization which represents the college in performances during the fall and spring semesters.  Membership is not limited to a specific number.  Traditional and contemporary small ensemble choral music will be studied and performed.

 

MU 12221 CHAMBER CHOIR

Chamber Choir is a choral organization that represents the college in performances during the fall and spring semesters.  Traditional chamber vocal music will be studied and performed with an emphasis on a cappella literature.

 

MU 12231 TREBLE CHOIR

Treble Choir is a choral organization which represents the college in performances during the fall and spring semesters.  Membership is not limited to a specific number.  Traditional and contemporary treble choral music will be studied and performed.

 

MU 12241 CLASS VOICE

Meeting two times per week, this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of Western Art singing to beginning voice students.  The other meeting times are designated LAB experiences, which include the student practicing individually, in groups, or with audiovisual assistance.  There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this class.

 

MU 12253 INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN ART MUSIC

This course will give a broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on all musical historical periods (Antiquity-1920).  it is also meant to enhance students' musical experience by developing listening skills and an understanding of diverse forms and genres.  Major composers and their works will be placed in social and cultural contexts.  Weekly lectures feature demonstrations by professional performers and introduce topics to be discussed in sections.  The focus of the course is on the weekly listening and reading assignments, lab assimilations, and analysis.

 

MU 12261 OPERA WORKSHOP

Opera Workshop is an elite group of 8-12 singers that represents the college in an operatic performance during the fall and/or spring semesters.  The fundamental purpose of Opera Workshop is the study and performance of opera.  Students audition for and are chosen to sing specific operatic roles and/or scenes each academic year.  Those scenes are rehearsed and staged throughout the semester, then performed for a public audience.  In addition, students prepare and perform operatically-centered educational programs in elementary and/or middle and high schools in the greater ANC service area.  Audition required.

 

MU 12271 APPLIED ORGAN

The students will learn the fundamentals of organ playing.  Private lessons.  One half-hour lesson per week.  Prerequisite: Two semesters of piano and consent of the instructor.

 

MU 22003 MUSIC APPRECIATION

A general music course designed to deepen the understanding and enjoyment of the music listener through the cultivation of attentive listening skills.  These listening skills may be applied to any piece of music in any style.  ACTS equivalent course number is MUSC1003.

 

MU 22011 CLASS PIANO III

An intermediate level course emphasizing a knowledge of chords, scales, sight-reading, improvising, playing in all keys, and harmonizing melodies.  This class also covers a wide variety of piano literature.  Prerequisite: Class Piano II.

 

MU 22072 ADVANCED APPLIED VOICE

This course provides private lessons for one hour per week and is intended for vocalists well versed in classical repertoire who wish to improve their singing in a more rigorous academic environment.  Students enrolled in this course should have previous experience studying voice and expect to prepare and present more advanced literature than the typical Applied Voice student.

 

MU 22082 ADVANCED APPLIED PIANO

Private lessons.  One full hour lesson per week.  This course is required of all students planning a music major.

 

 

 

 

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