Applied Music

One credit is given for one half-hour lesson per week for a full semester. Attendance at class seminars may be expected. Final semester examinations before a faculty jury will be held for most students taking private lessons.

MUS 115 Class Instruction—Piano, Voice, or Guitar

1 hour

For piano and voice majors and nonmajors with little or no background in those areas. Beginning guitarists will study music notation, tablature, chording, and classical guitar literature. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.

MUS 116 Class Instruction—Piano or Voice

1 hour

Continuation of MUS 115. For majors and non-majors who have had some piano or voice. Emphasis is on developing good reading and practicing skills. Additional fees will be assessed for this course. Prerequisite: MUS 115 or equivalent.

MUS 117 Class Instruction—Piano

1 hour

For music majors only. Emphasis is on developing the skills required on the piano proficiency test. Additional fees will be assessed for this course. Prerequisite: MUS 116 or piano placement recommendation.

MUS 118 Preparation for Piano Proficiency Test

0 hours

For first-semester music majors with significant background in piano. Two one-hour sessions will help these students prepare for the Piano Proficiency Test. Prerequisite: piano placement recommendation.

MUS 130 Private Instruction

1 hour

For all applied music students in their first year of study. Non-majors and music majors in their secondary areas may repeat this course for credit in subsequent years. Studio seminars may be required. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.

MUS 230 Private Instruction

1 hour

For music majors and minors in their second year of study. Non-majors and music majors in their secondary areas may register for this course with consent of instructor. Studio seminars may be required. Additional fees will be assessed for this course. Prerequisite: music major or music minor with two semesters of MUS 130 (Private Instruction).

MUS 300 Music Ensembles

no credit

Brass Choir, Cantorei, Cathedral Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Concert Band, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band, Nordic Choir, Norsemen, Aurora, Philharmonia, Symphony Orchestra, Varsity Band, Wind and Percussion Ensemble.

MUS 330 Private Instruction

1 hour

For music majors in their third year of study. Nonmajors and music majors in their secondary areas may register for this course with consent of instructor. Studio seminars may be required. Additional fees will be assessed for this course. Prerequisite: music major or music minor with two semesters of MUS 230 (Private Instruction).

MUS 360 Vocal Coaching

1–2 hours

Guidance in the proper execution of vocal music dealing with diction, musical style, and assistance in repertoire selection. Additional fees will be assessed for this course. Prerequisites: upper level (MUS 330) voice and consent of instructor.

MUS 430 Private Instruction

1 hour

For music majors in their fourth year of study. Non-majors and music majors in their secondary areas may register for this course with consent of instructor. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.