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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


MUS 110 MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

T By Request

This course is a study of basic skills and techniques for teaching music in the elementary grades. The course includes instructional objectives, teaching philosophies and strategies, current trends, instructional materials, music fundamentals, and development of functional facility of piano.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 111 COLLEGE CHOIR

T Fall/Spring

Membership in the college choir is open to all students. Members rehearse and perform music of all styles from Renaissance to rock and develop basic singing techniques.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 113 HARMONY, EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING I

T Fall

This course is a study of traditional diatonic materials and standard notational practice; intervals, scales, chords, chord roots, theory of chord inversion. It includes lab in sight singing, ear training, dictation, and keyboard skills.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Fundamentals of Music-MUS 112 or demonstrated proficiency.


MUS 114 HARMONY, EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING II

T Spring

This course is the beginning study of four part writing, theory of chord succession, structure of harmonic cadence, key systems, model structures, and seventh chords. Harmonic analysis of simple scores, continuation of common diatonic materials in keyboard, ear training, sight singing skills, and standard chord progressions at the keyboard are studied.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing I-MUS 113


MUS 115 MUSIC APPRECIATION

T F1 900 Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to assist the student in becoming a more sensitive listener. Aural perception of musical sound events, relationships, and structures are emphasized.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 116 APPLIED CLASS

T Fall/Spring

This course is an instruction in applied study of piano.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in music major program or consent of instructor


MUS 117 PRIVATE STUDY

T Fall/Spring/Summer

Private applied instruction in instrumental, keyboard or vocal music. In addition to private instruction, students must attend the weekly studio class or be concurrently performing with one of the ensemble groups (choir or jazz band). May be repeated for credit as long as a passing grade is maintained.

  • A - Flute
  • B - Oboe
  • C - Clarinet
  • D - Bassoon
  • E - Saxophone
  • F - Trumpet
  • G - French Horn
  • H - Trombone
  • I - Bariton/Euphonium
  • J - Tuba
  • K - Percussion
  • L - Piano
  • M - Violin
  • N - Viola
  • O- Violincello
  • P - Bass Violin
  • Q - Guitar
  • R - Bass Guitar
  • S - Voice

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in music major program or consent of instructor


MUS 118 SURVEY OF MUSIC LITERATURE

T F1 901 Alternate Years

This course is a study of characteristic forms and styles, including analysis and listening. Examples from the leading composers of each era are studied.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Fundamentals of Music-MUS 112 or consent of instructor


MUS 119 CHAMBER SINGERS

T Fall/Spring

This course is designed to give experience with music written for the small ensemble, from madrigals to pop. Members are required to participate in College Choir. Chamber Singers give public performances.

Credit: 2 hour - Four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Membership concurrently in College Choir


MUS 120 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES

T Spring

This course is designed to develop essential techniques and principles which can be employed in teaching woodwind students. Students will choose two (2) woodwind instruments to play, one each per half semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 121 BRASS TECHNIQUES

T Fall

This course is designed to develop essential techniques and principles which can be employed in teaching students in brass instrumentation. Students will choose two (2) brass instruments to play, one each per half semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 122 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES

T Spring

This course is designed to develop essential techniques and principles which can be employed in teaching percussion students. Students will choose two (2) percussion instruments to play, one each per half semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 123 VOICE TECHNIQUES

T Fall

This course is designed to teach essential principles of voice as it relates to singing and music.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 130 AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN MUSIC

T F1 904 By Request

This course is a survey of the musical forms and styles in the United States from the music of the early colonists to the popular music of today. Musical forms and styles are considered in their cultural context.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 140 SURVEY OF MUSIC COMPUTER SOFTWARE I

Fall

This course includes an introduction to the Apple/Macintosh operating system and the hardware connection and requirements necessary for processing MIDI and audio media. Other topics include introductory exploration of proprietary music software used in the audio recording industry.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Associate of Music Technology program or permission of the instructor.


MUS 141 SURVEY OF MUSIC COMPUTER SOFTWARE II

Spring

This course is an extended examination of music software/hardware currently used in audio recording. Topics will include examinations of interfaces, audio plug in software, VST instruments and mastering software.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 140-Survey of Music Computer Software I.


MUS 142 MEDIA FOR FACILITIES

Fall

A look at basic sound, lighting and video media used in modern facilities. Topics will include designing and wiring a multi component sound systems, PA systems sizing and installation, lighting setup and design, dimming configurations, fixture usage, analogue vs. digital sound consoles and system troubleshooting.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 210 COLLEGE BAND

T Fall/Spring

This course is designed to give students experience with instrumental music. Members are required to participate in public band performances.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor


MUS 211 INTRODUCTION TO RECORDING TECHNIQUES

T Spring

This course is an introduction to basic techniques and procedures encountered in today's home and commercial recording studios. Topics include multi-track recording, signal processing, microphone selection and usage, analogue, digital, and hard disk recording. Emphasis will be placed on the process of recording.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 212 TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC

T By Request

This course is a study of methods and materials for teaching general music classes in elementary and secondary schools.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 213 HARMONY, EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING III

T Fall

Part writing and harmonizing melodies, theory of chord succession, and analysis of scores, using chromatic materials are reviewed. Keyboard, ear training, sight singing, and dictation using chromatic materials are emphasized.

Credit: 4 hours - Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing II-MUS 114


MUS 214 HARMONY, EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING IV

T Spring

This course teaches original composition utilizing skills and knowledge of Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing III-MUS 213 with emphasis on contrapuntal techniques.

Credit: 4 hours - Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing III-MUS 213


MUS 216 CONDUCTING

T Alternate Years

This course teaches the development of basic techniques for conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. It includes readings, score analysis, and conducting experience.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent


MUS 217 MIDI APPLICATION

T Fall

This course in an introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) with emphasis on digital syntheses and microcomputer applications. It includes principles of sound syntheses, operations and programming of digital synthesizers, and use of specially designed computer software.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


MUS 218 MUSIC BUSINESS

T Spring

This course is an introductory course for students interested in the commercial aspects of the music industry. Topics of study include management, contracts, publishing and basics of sound reinforcement and recording. Students will go to Nashville, TN and participate in various activities related to the music industry. Tour will include stops at a recording studio, publishing house, performing rights society, and record company.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Music Major or Instructor Consent


MUS 220 MUSIC COMPOSITION

T By Request

This is an introductory course in principles and methods of musical composition to improve student abilities in composing and arranging music for various ensembles. Special consideration will be given to musical style and genre.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing I-MUS 113 and Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Singing II-MUS 114


MUS 222 COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Spring

This course is designed to provide opportunity and preparation for presentation of music for theatrical performances. Credit is awarded for performing in or working on college productions. This course maybe repeated for a maximum of four times.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and selection for position in ensemble.


MUS 223 ADVANCED RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Spring

This course is a continuation of MUS 211 - Introduction of Recording Techniques. Emphasis will be placed on ensemble projects and working with hardware-based stand-alone recorders. Topics will include advanced techniques in tracking, overdubbing, mix-down and mastering.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 211-Introducton to Recording Techniques.


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