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
1 Credit – CRN 43998
For intended music majors only. Teaches keyboard competency including scales, prepared pieces, sight reading and other techniques. Leads to the Piano Proficiency exam requirement for all majors. Course may be repeated until Piano Proficiency exam is passed. A maximum of 2 credit hours may be counted toward the music major.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 007: Aural Skills
1 credit – CRN 41140
Intended for music majors and minors. This course focuses on singing, playing, and writing melodies/rhythms/harmonies in different tonalities and scales. It also explores chromaticism, mixed meters, singing and playing two-part music simultaneously, and singing together in parts. Course may be repeated until the Aural Proficiency exam is passed. A maximum of 2 credit hours may be counted toward the music major.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 010: Introduction to Western Music
3 credits - CRN 44879
Music can express that which cannot be said in words. This is part of the reason that it has been cherished in every culture in the history of humanity. By learning and applying active listening skills through a survey of Western Art Music, students develop an ability to think critically about music and to write intelligently about a wide range of musical experience. Intended for those not planning to major or minor in music.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 021: Marching Band
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 44883, 44884
No audition required for admission.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 022: Wind Ensemble
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42349, 44498
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 024: Jazz Ensemble
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 44942, 44943
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 44950, 44951
Student/community/professional musicians performing classic, contemporary and original big band literature.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 031: University Choir
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42353, 44499
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 032: Choral Union
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 45050, 45060
No audition required for admission.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 033: Glee Club
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42355, 44500
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 034: Freshman Lab Choir
0 credit – CRN 44952
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 035: Women’s Choir Dolce
0 or 1 credit – CRN 42356, 44501
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 42357, 44505
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 061: Philharmonic Orchestra
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 42396, 44506
Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 065: Guitar for Beginners
0 or 1 Credit – CRNs 40836, 42655, 44507, 44508
Beginning techniques and skills for guitar, either acoustic or electric. For students with less than a year of guitar instruction. Students supply their own instruments. Fees associated with course. Fee: $275 (No refund after first lesson).
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 067: Drum Set for Beginners
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40837, 44509
Rudiments of drum set playing for students with less than a year of drum instruction. Fees associated with course. Fee: $275 (No refund after first lesson).
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 068: Classical Piano for Beginners
0 or 1 Credit – Eight sections offered
Instruction for beginning piano students, including rudiments of musical notation in relation to the keyboard; beginning pieces for solo piano and the group. Fee: $275 (No refund after first lesson).
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 070: Private Drum Set Study
0 or 1 credit - CRNs 45390, 45391
Private instruction. Fee: $500 (No refund after first lesson).
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 071: Private Piano Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40301, 44514
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 072: Private Vocal Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40302, 44515
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 073: Private String Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40303, 44516
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 074: Private Woodwind Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40304, 44517
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 075: Private Brass Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40305, 44518
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 076: Private Percussion Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40306, 44519
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 077: Private Percussion Study
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40307, 44520
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 078: Private Acoustic Guitar
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 41934, 44521
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson)
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
MUS 079: Private Electric Guitar
0 or 1 credit – CRNs 40308, 43069, 44522, 44523
Fee: $500 (No refunds after first lesson.)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MUS 081: Foundations of Western Music
4 Credits – CRN 43836
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