Course Offerings

Fall 2017

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Supervised Piano Accompanying

MUS 108 - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

A practical course in the skills of piano accompaniment, including sight reading, score reading, study of style, methods of expression, transposition, and rehearsal techniques. Students are expected to accompany solo vocalists and instrumentalists, play in chamber ensembles, or accompany the University choruses. A faculty member is assigned to coach and tutor the student. This course may be repeated.

Men's Glee Club

MUS 109M - Lynch, Shane M.

The oldest choral ensemble at W&L, dating back to early 20th century, the Glee Club performs regularly on campus, at athletic events, and in the community in the time-honored tradition of men's choral singing. The Glee Club also routinely performs mixed choral repertoire with Cantatrici. This course may be repeated.

Cantatrici

MUS 109W - Lynch, Shane M.

Cantatrici ("excellent female singers") is the newest ensemble at W&L. Made up of singers representing a diverse cross-section of the student body, Cantatrici performs regularly throughout the campus and community, focusing on regional touring and community outreach. Cantatrici also routinely performs mixed choral repertoire with the Men's Glee Club. This course may be repeated.

University Singers

MUS 110 - Lynch, Shane M.

University Singers are chosen by a competitive audition process each Spring, representing a wide cross-section of majors, resulting in one of the finest a cappella choirs in the region and undertaking national or international tours every year. The University Singers perform a wide variety of literature at major venues across the globe while serving as W&L artistic ambassadors in concert series, music festivals, conventions, and university events, including concerts, convocations, and the annual candlelight lessons and carols service. This course may be repeated.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - McArdle, Jaime H.

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - Datz, William C. (Burr)

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

University Wind Ensemble

MUS 113 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

This course may be repeated. The University Wind Ensemble consists of wind and percussion players who perform band repertoire in concerts on and off campus.

University Orchestra

MUS 114 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

This course may be repeated. Students who play wind, percussion, or orchestral string instruments may join the Orchestra, which is composed of university students, as well as area professional musicians and local residents.

University Jazz Ensemble

MUS 115 - Euprasert, Den (Denny)

This course may be repeated. The University Jazz Ensemble is made up of woodwind, brass, and rhythm section players and performs in a wide range of styles, from early swing to contemporary sounds.

Introduction to Music

MUS 120 - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

Development of musical understanding and enjoyment through acquiring skills in listening to music. Emphasis is placed upon learning to hear, to recognize, and to relate the various elements of music.

Worlds of Music

MUS 121 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

This course introduces students to musical cultures outside of the Western European tradition. Through readings, lectures, listening sessions, and research, students explore the musical traditions of Native American, African, African-American, Central and Southeastern European, Indian, Indonesian, Asian, Latin American, and Arab cultures. Whenever possible. attendance at a live concert of non-Western European music is included.

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141B - Ahlhorn, Charles R. (Ross)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141B - Schucker, Matthew B.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141C - STAFF / Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141O - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141P - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141P - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Harper, Jesse J.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Matheson, Bryan E.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Bunts, Joseph W., Jr. (Joe)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Wappel, Jaclyn M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Parker, Lori M. / Lynch, Shane M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Earle, Shawn

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Petty, Byron W.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Dobbins, Heather F.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Music Theory I

MUS 161 - Euprasert, Den (Denny)

A study of scales, triads, and chord progressions. Instruction will include harmonic analysis and four-part writing from the 17th and 18th century common-practice tradition. This course covers the rudiments of music, analysis and part-writing of basic diatonic triads and dominant-seventh chords, the evaluation of music through performance analysis and the use of software to compose simple works with proper notation.

Aural Skills I

MUS 163 - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

This course aims to develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing and rhythmic drilling. In addition, students work on introductory level improvisational skills in singing as well as basic keyboard skills.

Topics in Sound Technology

MUS 195 - Spice, Charles G. (Graham)

An exploration of a specific topic in which students investigate the tools and techniques of modern sound technology. Audiovisual resources and required field trips may be used to enhance the course material. The class has an emphasis on hands-on learning with the latest recording hardware and software. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Recital Attendance

MUS 200 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A course focused on the development of listening and performance skills through attendance at Department of Music concerts and recitals. Students attend at least 75 percent of the afternoon and evening events sponsored by the Department of Music. Students must also attend the music convocation that takes place one Friday afternoon each month during the fall and winter terms. Music majors must complete the course each term in residence after declaring the major. Music minors must complete two terms.

Music History II

MUS 202 - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

Student who take this course should have the ability to read music .  A survey of music from the Pre-Classical to the Late Romantic period.

History of Jazz

MUS 221 - Euprasert, Den (Denny)

A study of the development of jazz from its roots in turn-of-the-century New Orleans to contemporary styles. Strong emphasis is placed on listening and recognition of the performers and composers discussed.

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241C - STAFF / Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241O - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241P - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241P - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Harper, Jesse J.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Matheson, Bryan E.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Bunts, Joseph W., Jr. (Joe)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Parker, Lori M. / Lynch, Shane M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Woodwind Techniques

MUS 353 - Dobbins, Heather F.

This course is designed to teach students sound contemporary methods for instruction of woodwind instruments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students learn techniques for playing and teaching each of the woodwind instruments with a focus on pedagogical issues and basic care and maintenance that relate to each individual instrument.

Senior Thesis

MUS 473 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

For theory composition students, this culminates in a recital of original compositions or an analytical thesis. For music history students, this culminates in the writing of a thesis. For performance students, this culminates in a formal recital. For general music students, this culminates in a project developed in consultation with the instructor.

Honors Thesis

MUS 493 - Euprasert, Den (Denny)

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained from the department head.

Spring 2017

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - McArdle, Jaime H.

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141B - Ahlhorn, Charles R. (Ross)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141P - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141P - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Overfield-Zook, Kathleen L. (Katie)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Nicholas, Leslie K. (Les)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Dobbins, Heather F.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

A Year in Jazz

MUS 222 - Vosbein, Terry

An in-depth view of a one-year span in the history of America's only native art form. Students become absorbed in the era through the study of seminal recordings, historic videos, and readings. Research projects complete the term.

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241P - Gaylard, Timothy R. (Tim)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241P - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Overfield-Zook, Kathleen L. (Katie)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241W - Nicholas, Leslie K. (Les)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Winter 2017

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Supervised Piano Accompanying

MUS 108 - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

A practical course in the skills of piano accompaniment, including sight reading, score reading, study of style, methods of expression, transposition, and rehearsal techniques. Students are expected to accompany solo vocalists and instrumentalists, play in chamber ensembles, or accompany the University choruses. A faculty member is assigned to coach and tutor the student. This course may be repeated.

Men's Glee Club

MUS 109M - Lynch, Shane M.

The oldest choral ensemble at W&L, dating back to early 20th century, the Glee Club performs regularly on campus, at athletic events, and in the community in the time-honored tradition of men's choral singing. The Glee Club also routinely performs mixed choral repertoire with Cantatrici. This course may be repeated.

Cantatrici

MUS 109W - Lynch, Shane M.

Cantatrici ("excellent female singers") is the newest ensemble at W&L. Made up of singers representing a diverse cross-section of the student body, Cantatrici performs regularly throughout the campus and community, focusing on regional touring and community outreach. Cantatrici also routinely performs mixed choral repertoire with the Men's Glee Club. This course may be repeated.

University Singers

MUS 110 - Lynch, Shane M.

University Singers are chosen by a competitive audition process each Spring, representing a wide cross-section of majors, resulting in one of the finest a cappella choirs in the region and undertaking national or international tours every year. The University Singers perform a wide variety of literature at major venues across the globe while serving as W&L artistic ambassadors in concert series, music festivals, conventions, and university events, including concerts, convocations, and the annual candlelight lessons and carols service. This course may be repeated.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - McArdle, Jaime H.

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 112 - Leath, Nathan R. (Nate)

This course may be repeated. Small chamber groups consisting of vocalists and instrumentalists are created to perform music. 

Bluegrass Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform the traditional music of Appalachia in which improvisation is encouraged.

Brass Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for brass instruments in various combinations.

String Ensemble  offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for violin, viola, cello, and double bass in various combinations.

Woodwind Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study and perform literature for woodwind instruments in various combinations.

University Wind Ensemble

MUS 113 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

This course may be repeated. The University Wind Ensemble consists of wind and percussion players who perform band repertoire in concerts on and off campus.

University Orchestra

MUS 114 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

This course may be repeated. Students who play wind, percussion, or orchestral string instruments may join the Orchestra, which is composed of university students, as well as area professional musicians and local residents.

University Jazz Ensemble

MUS 115 - Vosbein, Terry

This course may be repeated. The University Jazz Ensemble is made up of woodwind, brass, and rhythm section players and performs in a wide range of styles, from early swing to contemporary sounds.

Introduction to Music

MUS 120 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

Development of musical understanding and enjoyment through acquiring skills in listening to music. Emphasis is placed upon learning to hear, to recognize, and to relate the various elements of music.

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141B - Ahlhorn, Charles R. (Ross)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141B - Schucker, Matthew B.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141C - Overman, Michael M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141O - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141P - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Leath, Nathan R. (Nate)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Overfield-Zook, Kathleen L. (Katie)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Pomeroy, Loren P.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141S - Bunts, Joseph W., Jr. (Joe)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141V - Parker, Lori M. / Lynch, Shane M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Nicholas, Leslie K. (Les)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Petty, Byron W.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: First Year

MUS 141W - Dobbins, Heather F.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Music Theory II

MUS 162 - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

A continuation of MUS 161, including the writing and analysis of musical progressions and the study of chromatic harmony.

Aural Skills II

MUS 164 - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

This course aims to further develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing, rhythmic drilling, and keyboard harmony. In addition. students develop elementary level improvisational skills through guided materials including lead sheets.

Recital Attendance

MUS 200 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A course focused on the development of listening and performance skills through attendance at Department of Music concerts and recitals. Students attend at least 75 percent of the afternoon and evening events sponsored by the Department of Music. Students must also attend the music convocation that takes place one Friday afternoon each month during the fall and winter terms. Music majors must complete the course each term in residence after declaring the major. Music minors must complete two terms.

Music History I

MUS 201 - Williamson, Scott M.

A survey of music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque period.

Introduction to the Music Industry

MUS 205 - Spice, Charles G. (Graham)

This course is a general overview and a study of the major functional areas of the music business. Emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship, students use a case study model for the analysis and synthesis of new ideas. Course work emphasizes the skills of discussion and listening, reflection and writing, and creative collaboration. This course engages students in learning the fundamentals of the music business while discovering ways to shape the industry's future

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241B - Ahlhorn, Charles R. (Ross)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241B - Schucker, Matthew B.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241C - Overman, Michael M.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241J - Artwick, Thomas B. (Tom)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241O - McCorkle, William F., Jr. (Bill)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241P - Watanabe Petty, Shuko

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Leath, Nathan R. (Nate)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Goudimova, Julia

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - McArdle, Jaime H.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Overfield-Zook, Kathleen L. (Katie)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Pomeroy, Loren P.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241S - Bunts, Joseph W., Jr. (Joe)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Cofield, Amy

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241V - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241W - Nicholas, Leslie K. (Les)

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241W - Petty, Byron W.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Applied Music: Second Year

MUS 241W - Dobbins, Heather F.

One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms; eight 55-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours of practice a week are required during the spring term. ($360 lesson fee)

Conducting and Methods II - Choral

MUS 326 - Lynch, Shane M.

A continuation of MUS 325, with a focus on more advanced gesture and rehearsal techniques and choral literature and approaches from a broad spectrum of historical and cultural era and a variety of ensemble types.

Conducting and Methods II - Instrumental

MUS 327 - Dobbins, Christopher L. (Chris)

A continuation of MUS 325. with a focus on more advanced musical gesture and rehearsal techniques. Band and orchestral literature are studied. Emphasis is on providing students with a broad spectrum of approaches from a variety of historical and cultural eras.

Advanced Composition II

MUS 362 - Vosbein, Terry

A continuation of MUS 361.

Post Tonal Music

MUS 365 - Vosbein, Terry

An historical and analytical approach to western art music composed after 1890. Students study major composers and significant musical movements and develop new analytical tools as the class explores music from Debussy to the present day.

Directed Individual Project

MUS 423 - Vosbein, Terry

May be repeated for degree credit with permission.

Senior Thesis

MUS 473 - Parker, Gregory B. (Greg)

For theory composition students, this culminates in a recital of original compositions or an analytical thesis. For music history students, this culminates in the writing of a thesis. For performance students, this culminates in a formal recital. For general music students, this culminates in a project developed in consultation with the instructor.

Honors Thesis

MUS 493 - Vosbein, Terry

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained from the department head.