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Commercial Music Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Commercial Music Major Courses

MUSG100 Recital Class (0.25 Credit)
Recital Class is designated as a requirement for all music majors to attend 12 concerts per semester. Music minors need to atted 9 concerts per semester andyou must be registred for Recital class during the semesters you are taking applied lessions. Music majors are required to take this course every semester you are attending classes on campus.
MUAP101 Class Piano I (1 Credit)
Music majors and minors (except for students whose primary instrument is piano) will complete this first level of group instruction. Class includes fundamentals of notation and basic musicianship skills which include: repertoire, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and technique. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered fall semester.)
MUAP102 Class Piano II (1 Credit)
Elements of piano playing including touch, notation, rhythmic problems, major scales, and broken chords are covered. Instruction books, technical exercises, and studies of standard composers are given according to individual needs and the student's progress. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered spring semester.)
MUTH103 Written Theory I (3 Credits)
The study of scales , keys, intervals, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, cadences, harmonization of melodies and basses, non-harmonic tones, simple modulations, instrumental transposition, and analysis of simple song forms. (Offered fall semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 103E.)
MUAP103 Class Piano III (1 Credit)
Elements of piano playing, including touch, notation, and rhythmic problems, major scales, and broken chords are addressed. Instruction books, technical exercises, and studies of standard composers are given according to individual needs and the student's progress. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered fall semester.)
MUTH103E Aural Skills I (1 Credit)
Hearing, singing, writing, and analyzing the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music are topics addressed in this class. (Offered fall semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 103.)
MUAP104 Class Piano IV (1 Credit)
This final class piano focuses on the individual progress of each student. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175. (Offered spring semester.)
MUTH104 Written Theory II (3 Credits)
A continuation of Music Theory I. Prerequisite: MUTH 103. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104E.)
MUTH104E Aural Skills II (1 Credit)
A continuation of Aural Skills I. Prerequisite: MUTH 103E. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104.)
MUSB125 Survey of Music in Media Industry (3 Credits)
A business course which overviews the inner workings of the recording industry including A&R administration, artist, and producer agreements, music publishing, copyright registration, music retailing, radio airplay and INDIE promotion, and career options for this field. (Offered fall semester.)
MUSG150 Faith, Music , Culture (1 Credit)
MUSG209 Music Listening (2 Credits)
This course develops critical listening skills for a variety of both western and non-western musical styles. Music will be evaluated by objective and aesthetic criteria. Prerequisite: MUTH104. (Offered spring semester.)
MUSG226 Survey Audio Engineering/Production (2 Credits)
This course provides a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of studio recording and sound reinforcement. Cross listed with COM 126/DM 226. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Offered spring semester.)
MUSG227 Studio Production (2 Credits)
This course focuses on the signal flow, microphone techniques, foundational and in-depth information of Pro Tools and studio recording techniques. It is based primarily on a "hands-on" approach offering substantial studio time for group and individual projects. Cross listed iwth DM227. Prerequisite: MUSG226. (Offered every semester.)
MUTH240 Singer Songwriter Lab (1 Credit)
The purpose of this class is to provide the student with working experience in songwriting and performance. Students will be given the opportunity to compose and perform their original compositions each week. There will be one collaboration week where two or more students will compose a song together.
MUSG260 Introduction to Music Technology (2 Credits)
This course is designed to give students a broad base of background and introduction to the various areas of music technology. The student will be introduced to and will have the ability to explore and practice specific techniques required in creating computer-aided scores of their original compositions. Students will create multiple recordings of their own original scores as well as directed assignments in the areas of locking sound to video and scoring for a short film. Prerequisite: MUAP102 and MUTH103.
MUTH305 Pop Theory I (2 Credits)
Students will establish a thorough understanding of the theory and structures of popular contemporary music. Written assignments will include arranging current popular tunes and writing original material to be performed by various on-campus ensembles. Prerequisite: MUTH 104 and 104E. (Offered fall semester.)
MUTH306 Pop Theory II (2 Credits)
A continuation in study of MUTH 305. Prerequisite: MUTH 305. (Offered spring semester.)
MUSG310 Music History II (3 Credits)
This course is a survey of the development of music styles and their creators from 1750 to the present day. This is a writing intensive course. Meets the general education fine arts and writing-intensive requirements. Prerequisite: MUSG 209, MUTH104 and 104E. (Offered spring semester.)
MUTH312 Commercial Arranging and Producing (2 Credits)
This course provides a Foundation and awareness of the processes of commercial arranging for live performances and producing music in a recording studio setting. Many of the popular styles will be explored. Prerequisite: MUSG227, 260, and MUTH306. (Offered fall semester.)
MUSG329 Sound Reinforcement (1 Credit)
(Offered every semester)
MUSG340 American Popular Music (3 Credits)
This course will survey various styles of American popular music from the early 20th centruy through the present. Students will have an active role in class meetings, providing examples from personal experiences as sources for class discussion. Genres covered include jazz, country, rock, reggae, funk, hip-hop, urban fold, and more. Meets the general education fine arts requirement.
MUSG350 Faith/Music/Culture Senior Seminar (2 Credits)
MUSG418 Senior Recital (1 Credit)
The student will prepare a minimum of 45 minutes of music to be performed at a public recital. The recital and program notes must be approved by a faculty jury prior to performance. Final jury must be passed prior to presentation of the recital. MUSG418P is for piano students and has a $105 fee. MUSG418A is for non-piano students and has a $260 fee. Prerequisite: A minimum of three hours of upper-division applied music credit, including concurrent enrollment on the student's primary instrument and the successful completion of MUAP 104.
Applied Lessons - Complete 7 Credit Hours (Credits Required: 7.00)
Brass
MUAP111B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP112B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP211B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP212B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP311B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP312B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP411B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
MUAP412B Applied Music - Brass (1 Credit)
Composition
MUAP311C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP312C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP411C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP412C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
Guitar
MUAP111G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP112G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP211G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP212G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP311G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP312G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP411G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
MUAP412G Applied Music - Guitar (1 Credit)
Keyboard
MUAP111K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP112K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP211K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP212K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP311K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP312K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP411K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
MUAP412K Applied Music - Keyboard (2 Credits)
Percussion
MUAP111P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP112P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP211P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP212P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP311P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP312P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP411P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
MUAP412P Applied Music - Percussion (1 Credit)
Strings
MUAP111S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP112S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP211S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP212S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP311S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP312S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP411S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
MUAP412S Applied Music - Strings (1 Credit)
Voice
MUAP111V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP112V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP211V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP212V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP311V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP312V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP411V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
MUAP412V Applied Music - Voice (1 Credit)
Woodwinds
MUAP111W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP112W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP211W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP212W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP311W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP312W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP411W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
MUAP412W Applied Music - Woodwinds (1 Credit)
Ensembles (Credits Required: 7.00)
MUEN140 Pep Band (0.5 Credit)
This group performs at various athletic events. All members of the College community (not just music majors) are invited to participate. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN141 GC Choir (A Cappella Choir) (1 Credit)
The Greenville College Choir, founded by Professor Robert W. Woods in 1927, has become an outstanding symbol of the College. It offers students throughout the College an opportunity to sing exemplary sacred choral literature in an excellent mixed choir setting. Numerous concerts are given during the year including an extended annual tour. Membership is by audition and includes the expectation of a year long commitment. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN142 Chorale/Choral Union (1 Credit)
Chorale is a mixed chior which focuses on music reading and vocal techique. As part of the Greenville Choral Union, Chorale performs large scale choral orchestral works such as Handel's "Messiah". Membership is open to all students and the community and an assessment audition is required. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN143 Fusion Ensemble (1 Credit)
MUEN144 Worship Arts Ensemble (0.5 Credit)
MUEN145 Concert Band (1 Credit)
A traditional band ensemble performs various types of literature from all stylistic periods. Open to all students and community. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN146 Marching Band (1 Credit)
This group, open to all students regardless of major, will perform in parades and do field shows at football games beginning fall 2011. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN147 Keyboard Ensemble (1 Credit)
This ensemble is a 21 st century keyboard orchestra utilizing state of the art digital keyboards and synthesizers. The touring ensemble will perform a variety of styles from Bach to Brubeck. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. This ensemble is available by audition for piano students from the College. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN148 Chamber Orchestra (0.5 Credit)
This group performs at various types of college functions. All members of the College or community playing a traditional stringed instrument are invited to participate. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN161 Jazz Ensemble (1 Credit)
MUEN162 Jazz Band (1 Credit)
May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement.
MUEN163 Chamber Singers (0.5 Credit)
Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble which performs sacred and secular literature from the 16 th century to the present day. Concurrent enrollment in the Greenville College Choir is required. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Membership is by invitation. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN165 Rock Ensemble (1 Credit)
In this ensemble students are organized into different ensembles each week, and assigned a song or a style of music to play. They are then critiqued on their performance by the instructor. This class is recommended for freshmen and new transfers. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN166 Flute Ensemble (1 Credit)
In this small ensemble students perform flute quartet music during band concerts, chapels, and for the public. Members are admitted by audition. (Offered irregularly.)
MUEN167 Chamber Ensemble (0.5 Credit)
This ensemble is a flexible group instrumentation. (Offered irregularly.)
MUEN168 Lab Band (0.5 Credit)
This small ensemble provides students with practical opportunities to create and perform contemporary (pop, rock, and CCM) music. Groups rather than individuals audition for a lab band. Auditions begin three weeks after the beginning of each semester, allowing students to form their own bands before tryouts. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN340 Pep Band (0.5 Credit)
This group performs at various athletic events. All members of the College community (not just music majors) are invited to participate. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN341 GC Choir (A Cappella Choir) (1 Credit)
The Greenville College Choir, founded by Professor Robert W. Woods in 1927, has become an outstanding symbol of the College. It offers students throughout the College an opportunity to sing exemplary sacred choral literature in an excellent mixed choir setting. Numerous concerts are given during the year including an extended annual tour. Membership is by audition and includes the expectation of a year long commitment. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN342 Chorale/Choral Union (1 Credit)
Chorale is a mixed chior which focuses on music reading and vocal techique. As part of the Greenville Choral Union, Chorale performs large scale choral orchestral works such as Handel's "Messiah". Membership is open to all students and the community and an assessment audition is required. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN343 Fusion Ensemble (1 Credit)
MUEN344 Worship Arts Ensemble (0.5 Credit)
MUEN345 Concert Band (1 Credit)
A traditional band ensemble performs various types of literature from all stylistic periods. Open to all students and community. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN346 Marching Band (1 Credit)
This group, open to all students regardless of major, will perform in parades and do field shows at football games beginning fall 2011. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN347 Keyboard Ensemble (1 Credit)
This ensemble is a 21 st century keyboard orchestra utilizing state of the art digital keyboards and synthesizers. The touring ensemble will perform a variety of styles from Bach to Brubeck. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. This ensemble is available by audition for piano students from the College. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN348 Chamber Orchestra (0.5 Credit)
This group performs at various types of college functions. All members of the College or community playing a traditional stringed instrument are invited to participate. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN361 Jazz Ensemble (1 Credit)
MUEN362 Jazz Band (1 Credit)
May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement.
MUEN363 Chamber Singers (0.5 Credit)
Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble which performs sacred and secular literature from the 16 th century to the present day. Concurrent enrollment in the Greenville College Choir is required. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Membership is by invitation. May be appled to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN365 Rock Ensemble (1 Credit)
In this ensemble students are organized into different ensembles each week, and assigned a song or a style of music to play. They are then critiqued on their performance by the instructor. This class is recommended for freshmen and new transfers. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN366 Flute Ensemble (1 Credit)
In this small ensemble students perform flute quartet music during band concerts, chapels, and for the public. Members are admitted by audition. (Offered irregularly.)
MUEN367 Chamber Ensemble (0.5 Credit)
This ensemble is a flexible group instrumentation. (Offered irregularly.)
MUEN368 Lab Band (0.5 Credit)

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