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MUSC-040  Beginning Class Piano

Skills on note reading, melodic patterns, chordıprogressions, finger technique, transposition,ıharmonization, improvisation and sight-reading.ıCannot be audited. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-041  Intermediate Class Piano For Non-majors

Performance of keyboard repertoire from folk toıclassical. Broadens skill development begun inı040. Cannont be audited. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-042  Beginning Class Voice

Basic vocal technique for beginning singers.ıPerformance for other students in informalıclassroom setting. Cannot be audited. Two hoursıeach week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-044  Beginning Class Guitar

Development of basic guitar performance skills;ımusic notation and terminology; technique;ıperformance and interpretation; repertoire inıclassical guitar. Two hours each week. Cannot beıaudited.ıPrerequisite: none.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-070  Linfield Dance Ensemble

Meets three hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-071  Beginning Modern Dance Technique

Basic modern dance skills, concepts, andıtechniques. Awareness of movement, physicalıstrength and coordination of the body and properıbody alignment. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)ı

MUSC-072  Intermediate Modern Dance Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 071. Two hoursıeach week.ıPrerequisite: 071 or consent of instructor.ı1 credit (EL)ı

MUSC-073  Beginning Tap Dance

Basic tap dance skills including flap, shuffle,ıpull back, riffs, time steps, and breaks. Analysisıof rhythm through movement. Combining steps intoıphrases and short dances. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-074  Beginning Jazz Dance Technique

Basic jazz dance skills, concepts and techniques.ıAwareness of movement, physical strength andıcoordination of the body, and proper bodyıalignment. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-075  Beginning Ballet Technique

Basic ballet skills, concepts and techniques.ıAwareness of movement, physical strength andıcoordination of the body, focus on proper bodyıalignment. Two hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-076  Intermediate Ballet Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 075.ıTwo hours each week.ıPrerequisite: 075 or consent of instructor.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-077  Advanced Ballet Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 076. Two hoursıeach week.ıPrerequisite: 076 or consent of instructor.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-079  Intermediate Tap Dance

Basic tap dance skills, concepts and techniquesıdeveloping more complex skills and routines.ıTwo hours each week.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-080  African Dance

An introduction to specific dances from variousıcountries in Africa. Introduces fundamentalımovements and rhythms from many different stylesıof traditional African dance. Builds techniqueıand flexibility.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-084  Intermediate Jazz Dance Tech

Continuation of studies begun in 074. Two hoursıeach week.ıPrerequisite: 074 or consent of instructor.ı1 credit (EL)ı

MUSC-088  Stage Movement For Musical

Stage movement to enhance the sensitivity andıtechnique of the musical stage actor. Specializedımovement for the winter musical, includingıchoreography. Two hours each week for techniqueıplus rehearsals for production.ıPrerequisite: audition.ı1 credit (EL)

MUSC-100  Music Fundamentals

Elementary aspects of notation: pitch, scales,ıintervals, keys and key signatures, note value,ımeter, time signatures, triads and rhythm.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-101  Applied Music For Non-majors

1-2 credits.

MUSC-108  Wildcat Men's Glee Club

All-male chorus consisting of singers from acrossıcampus and community: performance of variety ofımusical styles written for male voices; focus onıbuilding healthy singing technique and ensembleımusicianship. Most performances on or near campus.ıFull-year commitment in ensemble is recommended.ıNo audition required.ı1 credit

MUSC-109  Linfield Women's Vocal Ensemble

All-female chorus of singers from across campus;ıperformance of variety of musical styles writtenıfor treble voices; focus on building healthyısinging technique and ensemble musicianship. Mostıperformances on or near campus. Full-yearıcommitment in ensemble is recommended. No auditionırequired.ı1 credit

MUSC-110  Concert Band

Prerequisite: advisory audition.ı1 credit

MUSC-111  Jazz Choir

Prerequisite: audition.ı1 credit

MUSC-112  Jazz Band

Prerequisite: audition.ı1 credit

MUSC-113  Wind Symphony

Prerequisite: advisory audition.ı1 credit

MUSC-115  Chamber Ensembles

The different chamber ensemble sections areıidentified by term and by section numbers on theıcourse listings.ıPrerequisite: audition.ı1 credit

MUSC-117  Choir

Prerequisite: by audition only.ı1 credit

MUSC-119  Opera Theatre

Performance of opera and musical theater scenes.ıRehearsal one hour per week, increasing to moreıintense schedule prior to performance.ıOffered spring.ı1 credit

MUSC-120  Ensemble Education

Rehearse and perform intermediate/advancedıchamber music with professional mentor musicians.ıPrerequisites: Audition.ı1 credit.

MUSC-121  Music Theory I

Melodic and harmonic analysis, four-partıwriting and voice leading, harmonic progression,ıtechniques of harmonization and non-harmonicıtones. Elementary exercises in originalıcomposition and in analysis. Three hours eachıweek. 2 credits.

MUSC-122  Ear Training & Sight Singing I

Ear training and sight singing skills. Materialsıgenerally parallel 121. Taken concurrently withı121. Two hours each week.ı1 credit

MUSC-123  Music Theory II

Four-part writing and voice leading; studies ofıseventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation toıclosely related keys, borrowed chords andıintroduction to augmented sixth chords. Exercisesıin analysis and composition with emphasis onıinstrumental and keyboard works.ıPrerequisites: 121/122.ıTaken concurrently with 124.ı2 credits

MUSC-124  Ear Training & Sight Singing II

Continuation of studies begun in 122 whichıgenerally parallel studies in 123. Takenıconcurrently with 123. Two hours each week.ı1 credit

MUSC-131  Understanding Music

Materials, forms, and vocabulary used in music.ıStyles and genres of music literature.ıRepresentative composers from each historicalıperiod. Development of listening skills.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-135  Understanding Jazz

The essence of jazz music. Knowledgeableılistening. Historical and sociological backgroundıof jazz and the people who created it.ı3 credits (CS or US)

MUSC-137  American Popular Music

Study and appreciation of American Popular Musicıthrough multicultural and social perspectives.ıAfrican, European, Asian, Latin, andıNative-American influences on American PopularıMusic of the twentieth and twenty-first centuriesıincluding Jazz, Rock, Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop,ıRhythym & Blues, Salsa, Heavy Metal, etc.ıOffered alternate years.ı3 credits (CS or US)

MUSC-140  Beginning Keyboard For Professional Musician

For Music majors. Skills on note and clef reading,ımelodic patterns, chord progressions, fingerıtechnique, transposition, harmonization,ıimprovisation, and sight-reading. Diverseırepertoire and class performance. Cannot beıaudited.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1 credit

MUSC-141  Intermediate Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician

For music majors. A continuation of 140 at a moreıintensive level. Skills on note and clef reading,ımelodic patterns, chord progressions, fingerıtechnique, transposition, harmonization,ıimprovisation, and sight-reading. Diverseırepertoire and class performance. Cannot beıaudited.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1 credit

MUSC-143  Intermediate Class Voice

Vocal technique for those with some previousıknowledge who seek improvement as soloists and/orıchoral singers. Study through classical literatureıand classroom performances. Cannot be audited.ıTwo hours each week.ıPrerequisite: 042 or consent of instructor.ı1 credit

MUSC-145  Intermediate Class Guitar

Continuation of 044. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 044 or consent of instructor. 1 credit.

MUSC-189  Understanding Dance

A survey introduction to the art of dance whichıemphasizes its range of expression in Westernıcivilization. Exploration of ballet and modernıdance as well as jazz and tap forms by means ofılecture and discussion and video viewing of famousıdance works.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-202  Applied Music For Minors

1 credit.

MUSC-203  Applied Music For First & Second Year Majors

1-2 credits.

MUSC-221  Music Theory III

Additional study of augmented sixth chords,ıaltered dominants, Neapolitan sixth chord,ıdiminished seventh chords, chromatic mediants,ıforeign key modulation and 9th, 11th and 13thıchords. Advanced exercises in original compositionıand in analysis.ıPrerequisites: 123/124.ıTaken concurrently with 222.ı2 credits

MUSC-222  Ear Training & Sight Singing III

Advanced ear training and sight singing skills toıparallel 221. Chromatic musical styles.ıTaken concurrently with 221. 2 hours each week.ı1 credit

MUSC-223  Music Theory IV

Evolution of harmonic tonality into 20th centuryıcompositional techniques: ultrachromaticism,ıdenial of harmonic function, impressionism,ıtwelve tone technique, serialism, and otherıcompositional devices. Short original compositionsıand analytical problems as preparation for upperılevel theory.ıPrerequisites: 221/222.ıTaken concurrently with 224.ı2 credits

MUSC-224  Ear Training & Sight Singing IV

Continuation of studies begun in 222 with someıemphasis on 20th century musical styles. Two hoursıeach week.ıTaken concurrently with 223.ı1 credit

MUSC-225  Music and Technology

Introduction to the practical application ofıcomputers, synthesizers and audio equipment inıclassical and popular music.ıPrerequisite: 121 or consent of instructor.ı3 credits

MUSC-233  Music History & Literature: An Introduction

Primarily for music majors, minors, and studentsıwith strong backgrounds in music. In-depth asıwell as broad coverage of the following:ımaterials, forms, and vocabulary used in music;ıstyles and genres of music literature;ırepresentative composers from each historicalıperiod; development of listening skills.ıPrerequisite: 121 or consent of instructor.ı3 credits (CS or VP)

MUSC-234  Lyric Diction

Phonetic study of Italian, French, and German.ıEmphasis on applying diction skills throughıperforming solo voice repertoire.ıCorequisite: either MUSC 101, 202, 203 or 403.ı3 credits

MUSC-240  Advanced Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician

For music majors. A continuatin of 140/141 at aımore intensive level. Skills on note and clefıreading, melodic patterns, chord progressions,ıfinger technique, transposition, harmonization,ıimprovisation, and sight-reading. Diverseırepertoire and class performance. Cannot beıaudited. Prepares the music education major forıthe required piano proficiency.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1 credit

MUSC-241  Advanced Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician II

For music majors. A continuation of 240 at a moreıintensive level. Skills on note and clef reading,ımelodic patterns, chord progressions, fingerıtechnique, transposition, harmonization,ıimprovisation, and sight-reading. Diverseırepertoire and class performance. Cannot beıaudited. With successful completion of this courseıwith a grade of B or better, the music educationımajor fulfills the required piano proficiency.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1 credit

MUSC-243  Basic Conducting

Study of and experience with the basic techniquesıof choral and instrumental conducting.ıPrerequisite: 123 or consent of instructor.ı2 credits

MUSC-245  Intro To Organ Literature & Performance

Techniques and practices in organ playing.ıExercises in keyboard and pedaling; discussion ofıregistration; regular prepared performances ofıstandard pieces in the repertory. Exposure toıthe art of organ building and historicalıcompositional practices. Pre-reqs: Intermediateılevel piano with repertoire including "EightıLittle Preludes & Fugues" (JS Bach), "MicrocosmosıBook III" (Bartok), & "Kindersangen" (Schumann),ıor by audition.ı2 credits.

MUSC-251  American Sense In Sound

A study of the three main areas of Americanıcontribution to the world's music: classicalımusic, musical theatre, and jazz.ı3 credits (CS or US)

MUSC-253  Music Cultures of The World

An introduction to the study and appreciation ofımusic in selected non-western cultures of theıworld.ı3 credits (CS or GP)

MUSC-258  Music History: Baroque and Classic Era (also Listed As MLGR 258)

Musical styles, genres, composers, performingıforces, and performance practice of music 1600-ı1827. For music majors and minors only.ıPrerequisites: MUSC 121, 123; and MLGR 101, 102,ıor consent of instructor.ıOffered fall in Vienna.ı3 credits (CS of VP)

MUSC-312  Musicianship For Elementary Teachers

Background for planning enjoyable educationalımusical experiences in the classroom. Meets theıOregon Department of Education requirement forıpreparation of classroom teachers for musicıteaching. Should be taken prior to studentıteaching.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-320  Musical Form and Analysis

Survey of all major musical forms with aıcomprehensive discussion of appropriate analyticalıtechniques and practical application to analyticalıprojects. Two hours each week.ıPrerequisites: 223/224 and/or consent ofıinstructor.ıOffered in alternate years.ı2 credits (MWI)

MUSC-326  Orchestration

Beginning study of orchestration with a survey ofıinstruments and their use in small and largeıensemble writing. Application throughıorchestration and performance of assignedıprojects. Two hours each week.ıPrerequisites: 223/224 and/or consent ofıinstructor.ı2 credits

MUSC-328  Contrapuntal Techniques

Counterpoint and contrapuntal forms used to refineıand develop techniques begun in lower levelıtheory. Survey of major contrapuntal forms andıtechniques with application to counterpointıprojects. Two hours each week.ıPrerequisites: 223/224 and/or consent ofıinstructor.ı2 credits

MUSC-339  Music Methods: Elementary

Methods and materials, including practical andıartistic components, needed for teaching music atıthe elementary level. Extensive off-campusıobservation and possible aiding or teaching in theıpublic schools.ı2 credits

MUSC-340  String Methods

Basic playing technique for each of theıfour-stringed instruments; violin, viola, cello,ıand bass. Bowing, finger patterns, notations, andıdiscussion of methods for teaching strings.ıOffered in alternate years.ı1 credit

MUSC-341  Woodwind Methods

Basic playing techniques for flute, oboe, bassoon,ıclarinet, and saxophone. Basic embouchures,ıfingerings, reed problems, instrument care, andımethods of teaching woodwinds.ıOffered in alternate years.ı1 credit

MUSC-342  Brass Methods

Basic playing techniques for trumpet, trombone,ıhorn, baritone, and tuba. Basic embouchures,ıfingerings, and slide techniques. Instrument careıand discussion of methods for teaching brass.ıOffered in alternate years.ı1 credit

MUSC-343  Percussion Methods

Basic playing techniques for snare drum, tympani,ıcymbals, and other percussion instruments. Writingıand performing small scale pieces for classıperformance. Methods for teaching percussion.ıOffered in alternate years.ı1 credit

MUSC-347  Choral Methods: Seconday

Methods and materials, including practical andıartistic components, needed for teaching choralımusic at the secondary level. Extensiveıoff-campus observation and possible aiding orıteaching in the public schools.ı2 credits

MUSC-348  Instrumental Methods: Secondary

Methods and materials, including practical andıartistic components, needed for teachingıinstrumental music at the secondary level.ıExtensive off-campus observation and possibleıaiding or teaching in the public schools.ı2 credits (MWI)

MUSC-349  Art Song

A detailed study of one sub-area of the art songırepertoire chosen from: a) the German Lied; b) theıFrench melodie; c) Russian song of the RomanticıPeriod; d) the contemporary American art song.ıOffered January Term.ı4 credits

MUSC-354  Music History: 20th Century Music

Musical style, forms, composers, and media.ıPerformance practice of compositions from the 20thıcentury.ıPrerequisites: 221 and 233 or consent ofıinstructor.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-355  Women In Music

A study of art and popular music to createıawareness and inform attitudes about women'sıcontributions. Topics include performers andıcomposers, characterizations of women in musicıliterature, current gender ideology, and past andıpresent cultural values affecting women'sıparticipation in music.ı3 credits (CS or GP)

MUSC-356  Music History: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Eras

Music literature, style, forms, composers, media,ıand performance practices of music through 1750.ıPrerequisites: 123 and 233 or consent ofıinstructor.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-357  Music History: Classical & Romantic Periods

Musical styles, forms, composers, media, andıperformance practice of music from 1750 to 1900.ıPrerequisites: 123 and 233 or consent ofıinstructor.ı3 credits (CS)

MUSC-360  Classical Music In The Northwest

Several days spent at a music festival.ıDiscussion sessions and lectures about musicıheard. Reading about composers and genresırepresented on the program.ı1 credit

MUSC-403  Applied Music For Third & Fourth Year Majors

For students who have passed junior standing.ı1-2 credits.

MUSC-439  Peer Instruction

Advanced study opportunity for outstandingıstudents to assist faculty members in theıclassroom. Focus on course content and pedagogy.ıPrequisite: Application and consent ofıinstructor.ı(Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)ı1-3 credits.

MUSC-443  Advanced Conducting

Advanced techniques in choral and instrumentalıconducting. Score selection with in-depthıanalysis. Includes final conducting project withıselected group.ıPrerequisite: 243.ı2 credits

MUSC-447  Vocal Pedagogy

Development and practical application ofıtechniques for teaching voice/choir in theıclassroom and private studio. For the musicıeducation and vocal performance concentrations.ıResearch and observation, with experience teachingıfellow students.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ıOffered in Alternate years.ı2 credits

MUSC-448  Keyboard Accompanying

Work with both instrumentalists and vocalistsıexploring the various techniques involved inıaccompanying the sonata, art song or lied, soloıconcerto, operatic aria, American popular music,ıand the dance studio. Meets two hours a week.ıPrerequisites: 1 year of music theory, 1 year ofımusic history, and piano skills of intermediate toıadvanced level.ıOffered in alternate years.ı2 credits

MUSC-449  Keyboard Pedagogy

Materials for the beginner through the advancedıperformer. Basic keyboard technique; standardıkeyboard repertoire from the 18th century to theıpresent including art music as well asıcontemporary American idioms; application in theıteaching setting. Meets two hours a week.ıPrerequisites: 1 year of music theory, 1 year ofımusic history, and piano skills of intermediate toıadvanced level.ıOffered in alternate years.ı2 credits

MUSC-480  Independent Study

Advanced study and/or research in theory, appliedımusic pedagogy, musicology, or music education.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1-5 credits

MUSC-487  Internship

1-5 credits (EL)

MUSC-490  Senior Thesis

Advanced study on a topic of special interest toıthe student, generally in the form of research orımusical analysis. Required of all studentsıconcentrating in music theory or musicology.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı3 credits (MWI)

MUSC-491  Senior Recital

Preparation and presentation of applied music orıcomposition repertoire in the student's appliedıarea, under the instructor's supervision.ıPrerequisite: 3 years of prior applied study orıequivalent, recital subject to pre-recital juryıexamination before public presentation.ı1 credit (MWI)

MUSC-492  Senior Project

Final culminating project for MusicıComposition-Theory Concentration. May focus on aısignificant composition for multiple instrumentsıand/or voice with a supporting paper, a set ofıpieces composed for a specific purpose withıpresentation and supporting paper, or aıtheoretical issue in music theory with paper andıpresentation of findings.ı1 credit (MWI)

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