Course Topics

MUS 250: Introduction to Conducting

A study of fundamental gesture, technique, and score preparation. Additional focus is given to oral communication and writing related to the art of conducting and self-evaluation.

MUS 300: Aurora

Aurora is composed of select first-year women singers. The choir features women voices performing sacred choral works of a variety of periods and styles. Aurora also sings at daily Chapel and Sunday worship services on campus, takes part in the college’s annual Christmas At Luther celebration, and tours annually.

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MUS 300: Collegiate Chorale

The Collegiate Chorale is composed of select junior and senior singers. The choir features mixed voices performing sacred choral works of a variety of periods and styles. Collegiate also sings at daily Chapel and Sunday worship services on campus, takes part in the college’s annual Christmas At Luther celebration, and tours annually.

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EDUC 386: Vocal Pedagogy and Methods

Students learn physiology and pedagogy of the developing voice. Included in the curricula are planning, assessment, literature, music literacy, and grading. Students teach private and in-class voice lessons to secondary students.

MUS 351: Advanced Conducting: Choral

A detailed study of rehearsal techniques, musical components and conducting expressiveness and effectiveness related to a choral rehearsal. Additional attention is given to a general choral repertoire survey and written self-evaluations. Strongly recommended for vocal performance music majors and required for vocal music education majors.