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Music (Including Dance) Courses

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MUSC-040  Beginning Class Piano

Skills on note reading, melodic patterns, chord progressions, finger technique, transposition, harmonization, improvisation and sight-reading. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-042  Beginning Class Voice

Basic vocal technique for beginning singers. Performance for other students in informal classroom setting. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-044  Beginning Class Guitar

Development of basic guitar performance skills; music notation and terminology; technique; performance and interpretation; repertoire in classical guitar. Two hours each week. Cannot be audited. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-071  Beginning Modern Dance Technique

Basic modern dance skills, concepts, and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body and proper body alignment. Two hours each week. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-074  Beginning Jazz Dance Technique

Basic jazz dance skills, concepts and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body, and proper body alignment. Two hours each week. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-075  Beginning Ballet Technique

Basic ballet skills, concepts and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body, focus on proper body alignment. Two hours each week. 1 credit. (EL)

MUSC-101  Applied Music For Non-majors

1-2 credits.

MUSC-102  Applied Lessons: Dance

Available to intermediate/advanced dance students seeking to continue and expand their dance education with focused attention to individual goals. Thirty minutes each week. $50 fee. Prerequisites: one dance class from MUSC 070-084 and permission of instructor. 1-2 credits. May be repeated for credit. Multiple sections may be offered.

MUSC-108  Wildcat Men's Glee Club

All-male chorus consisting of singers from across campus and community: performance of variety of musical styles written for male voices; focus on building healthy singing technique and ensemble musicianship. Most performances on or near campus. Full-year commitment in ensemble is recommended. No audition required. 1 credit.

MUSC-109  Linfield Women's Vocal Ensemble

All-female chorus of singers from across campus; performance of variety of musical styles written for treble voices; focus on building healthy singing technique and ensemble musicianship. Most performances on or near campus. Full-year commitment in ensemble is recommended. No audition required. 1 credit.

MUSC-110  Concert Band

Prerequisite: advisory audition. 1 credit.

MUSC-113  Wind Symphony

Prerequisite: advisory audition. 1 credit

MUSC-115  Chamber Ensembles

Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit.

MUSC-117  Concert Choir

Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit.

MUSC-120  Ensemble Education

Rehearse and perform intermediate/advanced chamber music with professional mentor musicians. Prerequisites: Audition. 1 credit.

MUSC-131  Understanding Music

Materials, forms, and vocabulary used in music. Styles and genres of music literature. Representative composers from each historical period. Development of listening skills. 3 credits. (CS)

MUSC-135  Understanding Jazz

The essence of jazz music. Knowledgeable listening. Historical and sociological background of jazz and the people who created it. 3 credits. (CS or US)

MUSC-140  Beginning Keyboard Skills Musician

For Music majors. Skills on note and clef reading, melodic patterns, chord progressions, finger technique, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and sight-reading. Diverse repertoire and class performance. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit

MUSC-202  Applied Music For Minors

1 credit.

MUSC-203  Applied Music For First and Second Year Majors

1-2 credits.

MUSC-210  Musicianship I

First semester core requirement for all music majors and minors. Learning modules introduce essential musicianship skills in aural perception, sight singing, notation, theory, improvisation, keyboard playing and analysis. Preparation for first-year proficiency exam taken by music majors in spring semester. Prerequisites: Knowledge of note names in treble and bass clef and ability to perform basic rhythms. 4 credits.

MUSC-240  Advanced Keyboard Skills I Professional Musician

For music majors. A continuation of 140/141 at a more intensive level. Skills on note and clef reading, melodic patterns, chord progressions, finger technique, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and sight-reading. Diverse repertoire and class performance. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit.

MUSC-251  American Sense In Sound

A study of the three main areas of American contribution to the world's music: classical music, musical theatre, and jazz. 3 credits. (CS or US)

MUSC-252  Drumwise:historical, Sociological, Musical, and Wellness Perspectives On Drums, Drummers, and Drumming

Exploration of History of the drum and its uses in many cultures including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, Oceania, and North America. Research of evidence-based use of drumming and drum circles in business contexts, education, community building, health & wellness, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and music therapy. Survey of materials and "hands-on" class participation for skill building in drumming and facilitation. Experience in planning, implementing, and facilitating a community drum circle. $50 Course Fee. Offered Spring. 3 credits. (CS or GP)

MUSC-310  Musicianship III

Required for music majors. Continued study of harmony and introduction to formal analysis. Ear training, sight singing, improvisation, and keyboard playing. Intermediate exercises in composition. Preparation for second-year proficiency exam for music majors taken in spring semester. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MUSC 211. 3 credits.

MUSC-320  Musical Form and Analysis

Survey of all major musical forms with a comprehensive discussion of appropriate analytical techniques and practical application to analytical projects. Two hours each week. Prerequisites: 311 and consent of instructor. 2 credits. (MWI)

MUSC-357  Music History: Classical & Romantic Periods

Musical styles, forms, composers, media, and performance practice of music from 1750 to 1900. Prerequisites: 211 and 233, or consent of instructor. 3 credits. (CS)

MUSC-403  Applied Music For Third & Fourth Year Majors

Applied Music for Third and Fourth Year Majors - Prerequisite: passed major standing. 1-2 credits.

MUSC-443  Advanced Conducting

Advanced techniques in choral and instrumental conducting. Score selection with in-depth analysis. Includes final conducting project with selected group. Prerequisite: 243. 2 credits.

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