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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-041  Intermediate Class Piano For Non-majors

Performance of keyboard repertoire from folk to classical. Broadens skill development begun in 040. Cannont 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. Prerequisite: none. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-070  Linfield Dance Ensemble

Meets three hours each week. 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-072  Intermediate Modern Dance Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 071. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 071 or consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-073  Beginning Tap Dance

Basic tap dance skills including flap, shuffle, pull back, riffs, time steps, and breaks. Analysis of rhythm through movement. Combining steps into phrases and short dances. 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-076  Intermediate Ballet Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 075. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 075 or consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-077  Advanced Ballet Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 076. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 076 or consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-079  Intermediate Tap Dance

Basic tap dance skills, concepts and techniques developing more complex skills and routines. Two hours each week. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-080  African Dance

An introduction to specific dances from various countries in Africa. Introduces fundamental movements and rhythms from many different styles of traditional African dance. Builds technique and flexibility. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-084  Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique

Continuation of studies begun in 074. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 074 or consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-088  Stage Movement For Musical

Stage movement to enhance the sensitivity and technique of the musical stage actor. Specialized movement for the winter musical, including choreography. Two hours each week for technique plus rehearsals for production. Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit (EL)

MUSC-100  Music Fundamentals

Elementary aspects of notation: pitch, scales, intervals, keys and key signatures, note value, meter, time signatures, triads and rhythm. 3 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 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-111  Jazz Choir

Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit

MUSC-112  Jazz Band

Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit

MUSC-113  Wind Symphony

Prerequisite: advisory audition. 1 credit

MUSC-115  Chamber Ensembles

Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit.

  1. Woodwinds
  2. Flute Choir
  3. Brass
  4. Miscellaneous-Instrumental
  5. Strings
  6. Women's Vocal Ensemble
  7. Musical Theatre-Instrumental
  8. Musical Theatre-Vocal
  9. Miscellaneous-Vocal

MUSC-117  Choir

Prerequisite: by audition only. 1 credit

MUSC-119  Opera Theatre

Performance of opera and musical theater scenes. Rehearsal one hour per week, increasing to more intense schedule prior to performance. Offered spring. 1 credit

MUSC-120  Ensemble Education

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

MUSC-121  Music Theory I

Melodic and harmonic analysis, four-part writing and voice leading, harmonic progression, techniques of harmonization and non-harmonic tones. Elementary exercises in original composition and in analysis. Three hours each week. 2 credits

MUSC-122  Ear Training & Sight Singing I

Ear training and sight singing skills. Materials generally parallel 121. Taken concurrently with 121. Two hours each week. 1 credit

MUSC-123  Music Theory II

Four-part writing and voice leading; studies of seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related keys, borrowed chords and introduction to augmented sixth chords. Exercises in analysis and composition with emphasis on instrumental and keyboard works. Prerequisites: 121/122. Taken concurrently with 124. 2 credits

MUSC-124  Ear Training & Sight Singing II

Continuation of studies begun in 122 which generally parallel studies in 123. Taken concurrently with 123. Two hours each week. 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-137  American Popular Music

Study and appreciation of American Popular Music through multicultural and social perspectives. African, European, Asian, Latin, and Native-American influences on American Popular Music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries including Jazz, Rock, Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop, Rhythym & Blues, Salsa, Heavy Metal, etc. Offered alternate years. 3 credits (CS or US)

MUSC-140  Beginning Keyboard For Professional 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. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit

MUSC-141  Intermediate Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician

For music majors. A continuation of 140 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. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit

MUSC-143  Intermediate Class Voice

Vocal technique for those with some previous knowledge who seek improvement as soloists and/or choral singers. Study through classical literature and classroom performances. Cannot be audited. Two hours each week. Prerequisite: 042 or consent of instructor. 1 credit

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, altered dominants, Neapolitan sixth chord, diminished seventh chords, chromatic mediants, foreign key modulation and 9th, 11th and 13th chords. Advanced exercises in original composition and in analysis. Prerequisites: 123/124. Taken concurrently with 222. 2 credits

MUSC-222  Ear Training & Sight Singing III

Advanced ear training and sight singing skills to parallel 221. Chromatic musical styles. Taken concurrently with 221. 2 hours each week. 1 credit

MUSC-223  Music Theory IV

Evolution of harmonic tonality into 20th century compositional techniques: ultrachromaticism, denial of harmonic function, impressionism, twelve tone technique, serialism, and other compositional devices. Short original compositions and analytical problems as preparation for upper level theory. Prerequisites: 221/222. Taken concurrently with 224. 2 credits

MUSC-224  Ear Training & Sight Singing IV

Continuation of studies begun in 222 with some emphasis on 20th century musical styles. Two hours each week. Taken concurrently with 223. 1 credit

MUSC-225  Music and Technology

Introduction to the practical application of computers, synthesizers and audio equipment in classical and popular music. Prerequisite: 121 or consent of instructor. 3 credits

MUSC-233  Music HISTory & Literature: An Introduction

Primarily for music majors, minors, and students with strong backgrounds in music. In-depth as well as broad coverage of the following: materials, forms, and vocabulary used in music; styles and genres of music literature; representative composers from each historical period; development of listening skills. Prerequisite: 121 or consent of instructor. 3 credits (CS or VP)

MUSC-234  Lyric Diction

Phonetic study of Italian, French, and German. Emphasis on applying diction skills through performing solo voice repertoire. Corequisite: either MUSC 101, 202, 203 or 403. 3 credits

MUSC-240  Advanced Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician

For music majors. A continuatin 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. Prepares the music education major for the required piano proficiency. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit

MUSC-241  Advanced Keyboard Studies For The Professional Musician II

For music majors. A continuation of 240 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. With successful completion of this course with a grade of B or better, the music education major fulfills the required piano proficiency. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit

MUSC-243  Basic Conducting

Study of and experience with the basic techniques of choral and instrumental conducting. Prerequisite: 123 or consent of instructor. 2 credits

MUSC-245  Intro To Organ Literature & Performance

Techniques and practices in organ playing. Exercises in keyboard and pedaling; discussion of registration; regular prepared performances of standard pieces in the repertory. Exposure to the art of organ building and historical compositional practices. Prerequisite: Intermediate level piano with repertoire including Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (J.S. Bach), Microcosmos Book III (Bartok), and Kindersangen (Schumann) or by audition. 2 credits.

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-253  Music Cultures Of The World

An introduction to the study and appreciation of music in selected non-western cultures of the world. 3 credits (CS or GP)

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

Musical styles, genres, composers, performing forces, and performance practice of music 1600- 1827. For music majors and minors only. Prerequisites: MUSC 121, 123; and MLGR 101, 102, or consent of instructor. Offered fall in Vienna. 3 credits (CS of VP)

MUSC-312  Musicianship For Elementary Teachers

Background for planning enjoyable educational musical experiences in the classroom. Meets the Oregon Department of Education requirement for preparation of classroom teachers for music teaching. Should be taken prior to student teaching. 3 credits (CS)

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: 223/224 and/or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 2 credits (MWI)

MUSC-326  Orchestration

Beginning study of orchestration with a survey of instruments and their use in small and large ensemble writing. Application through orchestration and performance of assigned projects. Two hours each week. Prerequisites: 223/224 and/or consent of instructor. 2 credits

MUSC-328  Contrapuntal Techniques

Counterpoint and contrapuntal forms used to refine and develop techniques begun in lower level theory. Survey of major contrapuntal forms and techniques with application to counterpoint projects. Two hours each week. Prerequisites: 223/224 and/or consent of instructor. 2 credits

MUSC-339  Music Methods: Elementary

Methods and materials, including practical and artistic components, needed for teaching music at the elementary level. Extensive off-campus observation and possible aiding or teaching in the public schools. 2 credits

MUSC-340  String Methods

Basic playing technique for each of the four-stringed instruments; violin, viola, cello, and bass. Bowing, finger patterns, notations, and discussion of methods for teaching strings. Offered in alternate years. 1 credit

MUSC-341  Woodwind Methods

Basic playing techniques for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone. Basic embouchures, fingerings, reed problems, instrument care, and methods of teaching woodwinds. Offered in alternate years. 1 credit

MUSC-342  Brass Methods

Basic playing techniques for trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone, and tuba. Basic embouchures, fingerings, and slide techniques. Instrument care and discussion of methods for teaching brass. Offered in alternate years. 1 credit

MUSC-343  Percussion Methods

Basic playing techniques for snare drum, tympani, cymbals, and other percussion instruments. Writing and performing small scale pieces for class performance. Methods for teaching percussion. Offered in alternate years. 1 credit

MUSC-347  Choral Methods: Seconday

Methods and materials, including practical and artistic components, needed for teaching choral music at the secondary level. Extensive off-campus observation and possible aiding or teaching in the public schools. 2 credits

MUSC-348  Instrumental Methods: Secondary

Methods and materials, including practical and artistic components, needed for teaching instrumental music at the secondary level. Extensive off-campus observation and possible aiding or teaching in the public schools. 2 credits (MWI)

MUSC-349  Art Song

A detailed study of one sub-area of the art song repertoire chosen from: a) the German Lied; b) the French melodie; c) Russian song of the Romantic Period; d) the contemporary American art song. Offered January Term. 4 credits

MUSC-354  Music HISTory: 20th Century Music

Musical style, forms, composers, and media. Performance practice of compositions from the 20th century. Prerequisites: 221 and 233 or consent of instructor. 3 credits (CS)

MUSC-355  Women In Music

A study of art and popular music to create awareness and inform attitudes about women's contributions. Topics include performers and composers, characterizations of women in music literature, current gender ideology, and past and present cultural values affecting women's participation in music. 3 credits (CS or GP)

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

Music literature, style, forms, composers, media, and performance practices of music through 1750. Prerequisites: 123 and 233 or consent of instructor. 3 credits (CS)

MUSC-357  Music HISTory: Classical & Romantic Periods

Musical styles, forms, composers, media, and performance practice of music from 1750 to 1900. Prerequisites: 123 and 233 or consent of instructor. 3 credits (CS)

MUSC-360  Classical Music In The Northwest

Several days spent at a music festival. Discussion sessions and lectures about music heard. Reading about composers and genres represented on the program. 1 credit

MUSC-403  Applied Music For Third & Fourth Year Majors

For students who have passed junior standing. 1-2 credits.

MUSC-439  Peer Instruction

Advanced study opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty members in the classroom. Focus on course content and pedagogy. Prequisite: Application and consent of instructor. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) 1-3 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

MUSC-447  Vocal Pedagogy

Development and practical application of techniques for teaching voice/choir in the classroom and private studio. For the music education and vocal performance concentrations. Research and observation, with experience teaching fellow students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Offered in Alternate years. 2 credits

MUSC-448  Keyboard Accompanying

Work with both instrumentalists and vocalists exploring the various techniques involved in accompanying the sonata, art song or lied, solo concerto, operatic aria, American popular music, and the dance studio. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisites: 1 year of music theory, 1 year of music history, and piano skills of intermediate to advanced level. Offered in alternate years. 2 credits

MUSC-449  Keyboard Pedagogy

Materials for the beginner through the advanced performer. Basic keyboard technique; standard keyboard repertoire from the 18th century to the present including art music as well as contemporary American idioms; application in the teaching setting. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisites: 1 year of music theory, 1 year of music history, and piano skills of intermediate to advanced level. Offered in alternate years. 2 credits

MUSC-480  Independent Study

Advanced study and/or research in theory, applied music pedagogy, musicology, or music education. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-5 credits

MUSC-487  Internship

1-5 credits (EL)

MUSC-490  Senior Thesis

Advanced study on a topic of special interest to the student, generally in the form of research or musical analysis. Required of all students concentrating in music theory or musicology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 credits (MWI)

MUSC-491  Senior Recital

Preparation and presentation of applied music or composition repertoire in the student's applied area, under the instructor's supervision. Prerequisite: 3 years of prior applied study or equivalent, recital subject to pre-recital jury examination before public presentation. 1 credit (MWI)

MUSC-492  Senior Project

Final culminating project for Music Composition-Theory Concentration. May focus on a significant composition for multiple instruments and/or voice with a supporting paper, a set of pieces composed for a specific purpose with presentation and supporting paper, or a theoretical issue in music theory with paper and presentation of findings. 1 credit (MWI)

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