Department of Music Courses

Course offerings reflect the 2018-2019 Elmhurst College Catalog. One unit of credit equals four semester hours.

Bidisciplinary courses may also be taken for major or minor credit for this program.

Music | Applied Music

Music

.25 credit

All music majors are required to attend at least eight music department concerts each term. To satisfy the department’s recital attendance requirement, all music majors must enroll in and successfully complete the recital attendance course every term of full-time enrollment as a music major.

This course is repeatable and can be taken for credit or noncredit. Specific information about recitals, concerts, attendance verification, etc., will be discussed at the fall orientation session for music majors and can be found in the Music Department Handbook.

Fundamental development of the terminology and skills necessary to be competent in jazz and commercial music. Topics include understanding the jazz language and vocabulary, basic chord construction, scales and modes in both major and minor.

Required of all jazz studies majors. Fall Term.

Continuation of MUS 120. Theory topics progress to polychord nomenclature, symmetrical scales, pentatonic scales and blues scales. Rhythmic skills and transcription strategies are also addressed.

Prerequisite: MUS 120 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

Study of dimensions of music from aesthetics and acoustics to pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and form. Fundamental terminology and skills are developed for each dimension. Basic vocabulary of music; reading of musical rhythms and pitches; exercises in counterpoint, part writing and elementary composition; rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation; keyboard exercises; and analytical concepts and techniques.

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall Term.

Continuation of MUS 135. Analytical approaches to the music of the Renaissance, the Baroque and other periods illuminate the development of tonal harmony and its related terminology. Keyboard, dictation and composition assignments systematically reinforce the analytical studies, with an eye to developing mastery of tonal theory.

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 135 or equivalent. Spring Term.

The study of principles and procedures for teaching music. An overview of historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of music education. Examination of aesthetics, program development, methods of teaching, administration, supervision and evaluation. Emphasis in two areas: music teaching and learning practices; and the music teacher’s participation in school systems at all educational levels.

Recommended for first-year music education majors. Spring Term.

.25 credit or noncredit

Varsity Strings is for students who wish to gain additional orchestral experience and for students who desire to build proficiency on a secondary instrument. The Varsity Strings perform a concert each term.

Prerequisite: MUS 255 or consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Varsity Band is for students who wish to gain additional band experience and/or music education majors who desire to build proficiency on a secondary instrument. The band performs a concert each term.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and public performance of oratorio literature. Two major performances each year. Does not normally fulfill the music major ensemble requirement.

Open to all with an audition. Repeatable.

Development of skills in listening to music. No background in music is needed. Following an introduction to the elements of music, music literature in historical perspective is presented with a view toward awakening critical abilities helpful in understanding and enjoying music.

Attendance at concert performances is required.

A study of Christian theology as embodied in the worship and music traditions of North American churches. Examination of a broad range of historic worship practices as a means to understand and appreciate different religious traditions within the church. Exploration of contemporary church issues, including multicultural influences.

Open to all students.

A detailed study of jazz from two perspectives: history and listening. The historical perspective will include a study of important eras from New Orleans Dixieland to fusion, with special attention given to important figures such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Listening strategies will focus on the examination of important jazz elements such as improvisation and form.

No musical background is required. Fall Term.

.50 credit

Class piano for students who have had little or no keyboard instruction. Emphasis on harmonizing melodies, transposing, sight reading and other skills useful in classroom music teaching. Class size limited.

Fall Term.

.50 credit

Class piano approach. Skills include a survey of MUS 221 Functional Piano I course content, accompanying, score reading, ensemble playing and advanced transposition and sight reading. Class size limited. Completion satisfies the Keyboard Proficiency requirement.

Prerequisite: MUS 221 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

Keyboard realization of jazz harmony with idiomatic voicings. Area studies include: block chording, advanced diatonic chords and foundational progressions in multiple keys.

Prerequisites: MUS 221 and 222 or completion of piano proficiency exam. Spring Term.

Continuation of MUS 136. Detailed study of the expansions of the tonal system achieved in the 18th and 19th centuries. Chromatic harmony, including modulation to distant keys as well as augmented sixth, Neapolitan and altered chords. Keyboard, dictation and composition assignments appropriate to the subject matter.

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 136 or equivalent. Fall Term.

Continuation of MUS 235. Broad-ranging studies of the compositional, aesthetic and theoretical developments of the late 19th and 20th centuries including tonal ambiguity, expansions and negations of traditional tonality and reorganizations of all musical dimensions. During the latter part of the term, each student is required to compose a work for public performance.

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 235 or equivalent. Spring Term.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and performance of choral literature from a variety of historical periods. Emphasis is placed on vocal technique for the female voice and vocal pedagogy. This group performs on and off campus.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in acoustic guitar.

Class size limited. Fall Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and saxophone for instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

Fall Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, timpani, mallets and trap percussion instruments for instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Class size limited.

Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of instructor. January Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in voice including chamber singing, vocal jazz techniques and improvisation for instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

Class size limited. Fall Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone and tuba for instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

Class size limited. Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of instructor. January Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in violin, viola, cello and double bass for instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Class size limited.

Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in the area of jazz. Techniques addressed include jazz band, combos, rehearsal strategies, improvisation, jazz theory, equipment and literature.

Fall Term 2018.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in choral music including techniques for vocal jazz and show choir. Emphasis will be for the middle and high school choral director. Additional work with vocal jazz/show choir instrumental combos will be addressed.

Fall Term.

.25 credit

Hands-on introduction to music and multimedia software used by music educators. Exposure to software programs used for music notation, CAI (computer-assisted instruction), multimedia authoring, presentations, email, Internet exploration and web page development. Emphasis on technology as a set of tools that support educational goals.

Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

Overview of music theory and history concepts for students taking the State Teacher Licensure Exam in Music.

Prerequisites: MUS 236 and MUS 344 or consent of instructor. Summer Term.

.50 credit

Basic teaching pedagogy in the area of marching band. Techniques addressed include designing drills, equipment, rehearsal strategies, computer design, related areas and literature.

Fall Term.

This performance-oriented class is designed to increase basic knowledge and methods of preparation for stage performance of scenes from operas.

Prerequisite: AMV 202 or permission of instructor.

.25 credit or noncredit

The Symphonic Band maintains full concert band instrumentation for the study and performance of standard and contemporary band repertoire. The band performs two to three concerts per term and tours each term. Fulfills music major ensemble requirement.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Repertoire is drawn from contemporary big band literature. Provides jazz performance opportunities for both jazz studies majors and majors in other disciplines. Fulfills the music major ensemble requirement for jazz studies majors after four terms of choir, concert band or orchestra have been fulfilled.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and performance of vocal jazz literature in a small educational jazz ensemble. Does not fulfill music major performance requirement.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor. Repeatable.

An exploration of MIDI, audio processing, drum machines, virtual controllers, digital synthesis and signal processing. Development of skills in MIDI event entry, audio editing and processing, arranging and mixing. Topics of discussion to include sampling, sequencing, and musical composition and notation.

Fall Term.

An exploration of tactile surfaces, virtual controllers, time compression-expansion, pitch correction, digital synthesis and signal processing. Development of skills in MIDI programming, audio editing, arranging, film scoring and mix automation. Topics of discussion to include interactive audio as applied to the Internet, presentations, video games and mobile media.

For all levels. Prerequisite: MUS 290 or consent of the instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

A survey of jazz percussion, its history and relevance in music as well as its far-reaching influence. Ethnic percussion will also be discussed with sections on music from Brazil, Cuba, Africa and India. Performance on a regular basis in class.

.50 credit

A continuing survey of jazz percussion, its history and relevance in music as well as its far-reaching influence. Ethnic percussion will also be discussed with sections on music from Brazil, Cuba, Africa and India. Performance on a regular basis in class.

This course offers exciting encounters between the classical traditions of India and the West. Students will learn about Indian classical music and the current music scene in Chennai, India; perform Western orchestral works for Indian audiences; and interact with Indian musicians in multiple contexts. Whenever possible, renowned Indian musicians and scholars will provide workshops and lectures/demonstrations on the history and practice of Indian music. To hear Carnatic music at its finest, students will experience The Season, the world’s largest music festival. Student concerts will include performances with church choirs and other musicians, and visits to Madras University and K.M. Music Conservatory will afford interactions with Indian music students.

A survey of harmonic vocabulary on the guitar fingerboard, primarily in three voices. Harmonic analysis of selected literature and development of student-written solo or ensemble guitar arrangements will also be explored. All guitarists, regardless of style, will find the materials insightful and relevant.

A continuing survey of harmonic vocabulary on the guitar fingerboard, primarily in three voices. Harmonic analysis of selected literature and development of student-written solo or ensemble guitar arrangements will also be explored. All guitarists, regardless of style, will find the materials insightful and relevant.

Aspects of non-Western music cultures, such as West African and North Indian, are studied and compared to aspects of Western music culture. Emphasis on listening and developing the ability to recognize and appreciate musical expressions of each culture. The tools and perspectives of ethnomusicology are introduced. Meets the non-Western culture requirement for state general education licensure. $40.00 lab fee is required.

No prerequisite.

Development of capacities for listening to music through guided independent study. Concert attendance, lectures and writing assignments provide a basis for the appreciation of music as an art form. Students predetermine course grades by contracting with the instructor. Limited class meetings.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

See THE 314.

A detailed study of jazz from two perspectives: history and analysis by instrument. The historical perspective will include a study of important eras from New Orleans Dixieland to fusion, with special attention given to important figures such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Analysis will focus on the examination of important traditions relative to the key musical instruments in jazz.

Fall Term.

.50 credit

A survey of the performance literature for the student’s major instrument from the 15th through the 20th century, with emphasis on composers, performers and cultural aspects that contributed to the creation of the works. The timeline division between MUS 320 and MUS 321 will be determined by the instructor of each instrument.

MUS 320 and MUS 321 need not be taken in sequence.

.50 credit

A survey of the performance literature for the student’s major instrument from the 15th through the 20th century, with emphasis on composers, performers and cultural aspects that contributed to the creation of the works. The timeline division between MUS 320 and MUS 321 will be determined by the instructor of each instrument.

MUS 320 and MUS 321 need not be taken in sequence.

.50 credit

A detailed study of the jazz rhythm section, including how it interacts and functions in performance. Topics addressed will include the role of the drums, the bass, the piano and the guitar. Also how this group of instruments works together as a section. Required of all jazz studies majors. Highly recommended for music education majors.

Prerequisites: MUS 120 and 121 or consent of instructor. Fall Term.

The study of principles and procedures providing a background for work in the music industry. Many phases of music business are explored, including publishing, music licensing, copyright law, music merchandising, music in advertising and others. Special attention is given to self-evaluation and the examination of the many careers in the music field.

Prerequisite: MUS 136. Fall Term.

A detailed analysis of key topics in music business. Areas examined include: arts administration, film music, record companies, talent management, advanced legal aspects, print publishing and digital music.

Prerequisite: MUS 330. Spring Term.

A study of the techniques and principles involved in producing and marketing a recorded product. Half of the course concentrates on acoustic theory and audio technology and includes hands-on utility in the Gretsch Recording Studio. The second half investigates administrative aspects related to the production and sale of the recorded product: licensing, contracts, record company operations, promotion and merchandising. Students work to produce a sound recording as a final project.

Spring Term.

A detailed investigation of the principles, techniques and technology used in audio production. Subjects include basic acoustics, microphone techniques, equipment maintenance, multi-track theory, mixing, signal processing and digital mastering. Students utilize the Gretsch Recording Studio in producing projects.

Prerequisite: MUS 332 or consent of the instructor. Fall Term.

A detailed investigation of modern instruments together with a practical study of the art of scoring and arranging for ensembles, including orchestra, band, jazz band and various small ensembles. Instrument studies and analysis of scores for diverse ensembles prepare students to write original compositions. MIDI software, used to create and play back scores, allows students to hear their arrangements. Live performance of some scores.

Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of the instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

The purpose of this course is to provide current music educators an opportunity to learn string improvisation techniques utilizing fiddling, rock, pop and jazz styles, and to provide undergraduate students a working knowledge of improvisation. Performance and pedagogical techniques will be taught, and literature appropriate for various levels of school string ensembles will be explored. An intermediate to advanced playing level on a string instrument is required.

Spring Term.

The evolution of musical styles from the earliest times of Western music through the compositions of the Baroque era. Extensive use of scores, recordings and written reports. Introduction to music research.

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 136 or consent of the instructor. Fall Term.

Musical styles from the early classical era to contemporary times. Required of all music majors.

Prerequisite: MUS 235 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and performance of advanced choral literature. Emphasis on a capella singing. Does not fulfill the music major ensemble requirement. This group performs on and off campus.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

Introductory class in the area of jazz orchestration. Topics addressed will include melodic paraphrase, two-part harmonization, countermelody, four-note close position voicings, harmonization of non-harmonic tones, four-note open position voicings, three-note voicings, accompaniment devices, rhythm section writing and small ensemble arranging.

Prerequisites: MUS 120, MUS 121 and consent of the instructor. Fall Term.

Advanced class in the area of jazz orchestration. Topics addressed will include sax section solis, brass section solis, four and five note chord brass section writing, six and seven chord brass section writing, integrating the sax section into brass section voicings, writing the sax section against the brass section, and large ensemble writing.

Prerequisites: MUS 350 and consent of the instructor. Spring Term.

.50 credit

For all music education majors and singers. The course will focus on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as an aid in learning accurate pronunciation of Latin, Italian and German solo and choral works. The class will include written phonetic transcriptions, spoken exercises and in-class performances of works in-progress.

Spring Term.

.50 credit

This course will introduce students to the vocal arts by studying the history and the performance of vocal literature. The course will integrate the knowledge, perspective and values of life as seen through the eyes of 18th–20th century poets and musicians from various cultures.

Prerequisite: AMV 202 or consent of the instructor. Spring Term.

A comprehensive approach to instrumental and choral ensemble programs in schools prefaced by a professional dialogue for public school teaching. Materials and methods for beginning, intermediate and advanced ensembles will be explored, as well as techniques for teaching diverse students, differentiating instruction and creating a positive learning environment.

Prerequisite: MUS 150; MUS 362 is recommended during the Fall Term prior to student teaching. Fall Term.

.25 credit or non credit

The Gretsch Electric Guitar Ensemble performs advanced works (with a variety of rhythmic styles, time signatures and harmonies) by musicians such as Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa and other contemporary composers. The group, which is open by audition, includes five guitarists and a rhythm section.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

A survey of the fundamentals of music reading, listening and composing, with special reference to teaching methods and materials for both elementary and secondary school students. Exploration of activities from Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze and their application in the music classroom. Current trends in music education and teaching strategies for multicultural music, special education and children at risk are examined. General and music appreciation in both the elementary and the secondary school are included.

Fall Term.

.50 credit

A beginning approach to both choral and instrumental conducting including basic skills in baton technique, score reading and rehearsal techniques. Students study and program professional literature as well as participate extensively with class recordings.

.50 credit

An advanced course highlighting difficult levels of instrumental and choral score analysis, transposition, ear training and musical motor skills.

Spring Term.

.25 credit or noncredit

The Philharmonic Orchestra is an ensemble that provides string, woodwind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to perform in an orchestra setting. Standard and contemporary literature from the orchestral repertoire is performed. This ensemble performs formal concerts both on and off campus and is open to all students and community members.

Fulfills music major ensemble requirement. Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and performance of literature for percussion instruments.

Does not fulfill music major ensemble requirement. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and public performance of all styles of choral literature.

Fulfills music major ensemble requirement. Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

The Wind Ensemble is composed of members who have attained the highest level of proficiency on their instruments. Performing suitable repertoire, the ensemble performs two to three concerts and a tour each term.

Fulfills music major ensemble requirement. Prerequisites: audition and consent of the instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

This group has made numerous tours of both Eastern and Western Europe, twice at the invitation of the U.S. State Department. The band appears frequently with well-known jazz artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby Shew, Patti Austin, Clark Terry and Randy Brecker. The band has also commissioned works from respected jazz composers Bill Holman and Alan Broadbent. Fulfills the music major ensemble requirement after four terms of choir, concert band or orchestra have been fulfilled.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor. Repeatable.

.25 credit or noncredit

Study and performance of vocal jazz literature. Does not fulfill music major ensemble requirement.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor. Repeatable.

.50 credit

This course provides advanced rehearsal techniques for music education majors and students projecting a career in professional conducting. Allows students to receive pre-student teaching hours as well as professional development in conducting to directly apply knowledge from previous conducting classes.

Prerequisites: MUS 369, 370 and consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Students who have declared a major in a field of physical education, music education or education will participate in on-site teaching experiences in a comprehensive K-12 school in Australia. Students will attend classes and learn with Australian teachers, exchange ideas about common teaching practices, and educational policy. Students will have the opportunity to stay with Australian families, visit Australian homes, network in an international arena and make lifelong personal and professional friends. Visit world-famous architecture, climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and attend a musical performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Join us for a unique international educational experience in Australia.

Travel in June.

Detailed investigation of topics of special interest in music theory such as counterpoint or form.

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 235 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

Detailed investigation of periods or topics of special interest in music history and literature.

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 235 or consent of instructor. Fall Term.

A study of jazz improvisation based upon daily classroom performance on the student’s primary instrument as well as on piano. Areas of focus include ear training, key area identification, scale application, progression and mastery of 12 keys. Blues and basic jazz repertoire will be covered.

Prerequisites: MUS 120, 121 or consent of instructor. Fall Term.

Continuation of MUS 430. A detailed study of the art of jazz improvisation that includes analysis and daily class performance. Areas of focus to include melody, song form, key area identification and scale application. Melodies studied will include selections from basic jazz repertoire and harmonies that consist of minor key areas and more advanced chord progressions.

Prerequisites: MUS 120, 121, 430 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

.50 or 1.00 credit

Detailed investigation of topics of special interest to members of the class.

Prerequisites: MUS 235 and MUS 344, which may be taken concurrently, or consent of instructor.

2.00 credits

Full-time placement in both elementary and secondary school districts. Students may elect instrumental, vocal or general music placements. Upon graduation, students may apply for a special K-12 music (type 10) teaching license for Illinois and most other states.

Prerequisites: complete 150 hours of approved clinical experience, pass the keyboard proficiency examination, complete all required music education and education courses with a C or better, have a 2.75 or above grade-point average, pass the State Basic Skills examination, pass the State Music Licensure, apply for student teaching one year prior, be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and be approved for student teaching by the Music Education Faculty Committee and the Teacher Education Committee one term prior.

1.50 credits

Controlled, on-the-job experience with participating businesses for senior music business students. May be taken during the regular term with part-time employment of 18 to 20 hours weekly or during the Summer Term with 36 to 40 hours per week. Term project required. Applications should be made early in the term preceding registration.

May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 330 and consent of instructor.

.50 or 1.00 credits

Composition, directed reading or further study for music majors who show evidence of mature interest in aspects of music not available in other courses. The subject of the study or research must be approved by the chair of the department. Outstanding written or recorded evidence of the project undertaken must be presented.

Repeatable for credit.

.50 credit

This course gives Honors Program students the opportunity to design and implement a significant research project in the field of music, culminating in an appropriate public dissemination of research methods and findings. This research must build upon previous coursework taken within the major or minor, facilitating faculty supervision and guidance.

Repeatable for credit. Permission of the faculty supervisor and the director of the Honors Program required prior to registration.

.75 credit

The purpose of this course is to provide current music educators an opportunity to learn string improvisation techniques utilizing fiddling, rock, pop and jazz styles, and to provide undergraduate students a working knowledge of improvisation. Performance and pedagogical techniques will be taught, and literature appropriate for various levels of school string ensembles will be explored.

An intermediate to advanced playing level on a string instrument is required. Summer Term.

Applied Music

Doug Beach, Carey Deadman, Jeff Deutsch, David DeVasto, Tom Garling, Mark Harbold, Mike Pinto, Mark Streder

Arranging and scoring for appropriate ensembles; evaluation based on weekly 30-minute lessons; and completion of at least one project of appropriate length per term. Does not fulfill departmental applied music requirement. No jury required.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor and concurrent registration in or prior completion of MUS 236.

AMA 011 / Noncredit Arranging and Scoring

Anna Mayne, Kari Lee, Matt Lee, Tom Stark, Joshua Wirt

AMB 011 / Noncredit Brass (majors/minors only)
Non-music major.

AMN 101 / Applied Music Novice

Composition majors and minors are required to take AMC 100 or 300 while enrolled in applied composition lessons. Students will present their work for discussion/feedback while becoming familiar with contemporary composers and their composition techniques, forms, and aesthetic issues confronted in modern music. Class meets once a week for an hour throughout the term. AMC 300 is for students with junior academic standing and above.

David DeVasto, John Dorhauer, Ken Haebich, Mark Harbold, Louis Yoelin

AMC 011 / Noncredit Composition (majors/minors only)
AMC 222/322 / Film Scoring
AMC 242/342 / Songwriting

Composition in forms and styles appropriate to level; evaluation based on weekly 30-minute lessons and completion of at least one piece of appropriate length per term.

Does not fulfill departmental applied music requirement. No jury required. Prerequisites: music major or minor, consent of instructor and concurrent registration in or prior completion of MUS 235.

Robert Rummage, Todd Howell

AMD 011 / Noncredit Percussion (majors/minors only)

Non-music major.

AMN 101 / Applied Music Novice

1.0 credit

Wendy Unrath

Study of methods and materials for teaching beginning, elementary piano. Psychology of teaching and learning piano as well as group dynamics are studied.

Fall Term.

1.0 credit

Wendy Unrath

Study of methods and materials for teaching intermediate and advanced piano. Development of technical and theoretical outlines for teaching and adult methodologies.

Prerequisite: AME 301 or consent of instructor. Spring Term.

Advanced pedagogy in brass, woodwinds, guitar and percussion. Enrollment section is determined by major instrument.

Wesley Hixson, Steve Suvada

AMG 011 / Noncredit Guitar (majors/minors only)

Private instruction in the traditional classic guitar style. Areas of concentration include development of a sound technique, completion of prescribed method books, and memorization and performance of selected solos.

David Christiansen

AMH 011 / Noncredit Harpsichord (majors/minors only)

Harpsichord instruction is open to students who have previously achieved a measure of competence at the piano or organ.

Neal Alger, Doug Beach, Gayle Bisesi, Frank Caruso, Mark Colby, Carey Deadman, Jeffrey Deutsch, Edgar Gabriel, Tom Garling, Kirk Garrison, Ken Haebich, Mike Pinto, Robert Rummage, Mark Streder

AMJ 011 / Noncredit Jazz Improvisation (majors/minors only)

Private and/or class instruction in jazz improvisation.

Does not fulfill applied music requirement. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Jeff Deutsch

Private instruction in sightsinging, sightreading and aural skills.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor

Mark Streder

Composition in forms and styles appropriate to level. Evaluation based on weekly 30-minute lessons and completion of at least one piece of appropriate length per term. Does not fulfill departmental applied music requirement. No jury required.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor and concurrent registration in or prior completion of MUS 290.

Linda Camp

Instruction in the art of accompaniment. Student assignments and evaluation determined by applied faculty members.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Private instruction for students performing at a pre-college level. Recommended for beginning students only. Does not fulfill applied music requirement. Beginning piano students should enroll in MUS 221 Functional Class Piano I.

David Christiansen, Barbara Masters

AMO 011 / Noncredit Organ (majors/minors only)

Prerequisite to organ study is a competence in the performance of polyphonic keyboard music at the piano, harpsichord or organ.

Linda Camp, Dan Hennel, Soyoung Kee, Barbara Masters, Wendy Unrath

AMP 011 / Noncredit Piano (majors/minors only)

Students who choose piano as their applied instrument are required to take at least one term of applied accompanying: AMM 201.

Doug Beach, Frank Caruso, Mark Colby, Tom Garling, Kirk Garrison, Ken Haebich, Dan Hennel, Mike Pinto, Robert Rummage, Mark Streder

Mark Streder, John Towner

Prerequisite: music major or minor

Susan Blaese, Virginia Dixon, Edgar Gabriel, Ken Haebich, Jean Hatmaker, Francois Henkins, Ai Ishida

AMS 011 / Noncredit Strings (majors/minors only)

Susan Dennis, Brenda Lualdi, Jennifer Mather, Amy Pickering, Scott Uddenberg

AMT 011 / Noncredit Musical Theatre Voice (majors/minors only)

Performance seminar provides an opportunity for students to perform on their major instrument or voice for faculty, peers and guests as well as study additional topics and repertoire unique to their major instrument or voice. To be taken in conjunction with applied music lessons.

Susan Dennis, Brenda Lualdi, Jennifer Mather, Amy Pickering, Scott Uddenberg

AMV 011 / Noncredit Voice (majors/minors only)

Roger Birkeland, Jennie Brown, Gail Crosson, Dianne Ryan, Jeffery Padgett

AMW 011 / Noncredit Woodwinds (majors/minors only)

Mark Streder

Computer-based MIDI recording.

Prerequisite: music major or music minor.

Study and performance of classical repertoire in brasses, guitar, strings and woodwinds.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Study and performance of modern repertoire.

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