Music, B.A.

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Music, B.A. 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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
MUTH203 Written Theory III (3 Credits)
A continuation of Music Theory II. Advanced modulations, consideration of the modes, secondary seventh chords, ninth chords, altered chords and augmented sixths, borrowed chords, ornamentation, analysis of form, scoring for instruments, and introduction to counterpoint. Prerequisite: MUTH 104. (Offered fall semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 203E.)
MUTH203E Aural Skills III (1 Credit)
A continuation of Aural Skills II. Advanced ear training, sight singing, study of more difficult rhythmic patterns and written harmony are addressed. Prerequisite: MUTH 104E. (Offered fall semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 203.)
MUTH204 Written Theory IV (3 Credits)
A continuation of Music Theory III. Prerequisite: MUTH 203. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204E.)
MUTH204E Aural Skills IV (1 Credit)
A continuation of Aural Skills III. Prerequisite: MUTH 203E. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204.)
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.)
MUSG221 Elementary Conducting (2 Credits)
This course studies standard conducting patterns, develops the skill of both hand and baton directing, and emphasizes development of listening and leadership skills. Prereq: MUTH 104 and 104E. (Offered every semester.)
MUSG309 Music History I (3 Credits)
This course is a survey of the development of musical styles and their creators from antiquity to 1750. Meets the general education fine arts requirement. Prerequisite: MUSG 209, MUTH 104 and 104E. (Offered fall 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.)
MUED324 Choral Rehearsal Techniques (2 Credits)
Further development of skill in conducting, principles of choral rehearsal procedures, and preparation of specific works are rehearsed with college choral organizations. Prerequisite: MUSG 221 and MUTH 104, 104E. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
MUED357 Elementary Music Methods (2 Credits)
Course includes development of philosophy of music education and objectives at the elementary level, survey, and evaluation of materials, and means of presenting those materials. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
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.
Ensembles - Complete six credits of ensemble; four credits must be in a large ensemble (14X/34X). (Credits Required: 6.00)
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)
This ensemble explores the various understandings and concepts of worship leading. Students will gain practical experience in contemporary worship methods and will have multiple opportunities to tour as a ministry team. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Members are admitted by audition. (Offered every semester.)
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.)
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)
This ensemble explores the various understandings and concepts of worship leading. Students will gain practical experience in contemporary worship methods and will have multiple opportunities to tour as a ministry team. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Members are admitted by audition. (Offered every semester.)
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.)
MUEN367 Chamber Ensemble (0.5 Credit)
This ensemble is a flexible group instrumentation. (Offered irregularly.)
MUEN368 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.)
Emphasis Requirements - Choose Composition, Instrumental, Piano or Voice (Courses Required: 1)
Composition - Complete 16 Credit Hours (Credits Required: 16.00)
MUTH230 Introduction to Composition (2 Credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of various aspects of music composition. Time will be spent on traditional music forms as well as the creation of chord progressions and melodies of various styles. Prerequisite: MUTH203. (Offered spring semester.)
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: MUAP101 and MUTH103.
MUED281 Strings Class (1 Credit)
Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of string instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
MUED282 Percussion Class (1 Credit)
Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of percussion instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
MUED291 Brass Methods Class (1 Credit)
Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of band brass instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
MUED292 Woodwind Methods Class (1 Credit)
Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of woodwind instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
MUTH320 Orchestration and Arranging (2 Credits)
This course focuses on instruments of the orchestra and their usages in various types of instrumental ensembles. The primary emphasis of this course is upon the development of practical orchestration skills, such as scoring, transcribing, and arranging. Some original compositional activities will be included, as well as score and part preparation and reading. Prerequisite: MUTH 204. (Offered spring semester.)
MUTH330 Form and Analysis (2 Credits)
This course applies the previous four semesters of music theory to works of major composers from the Common Practice era to the present. Listening and writing skills are developed through assignments designed for micro and macro analysis. Prerequisite: MUTH204. (Offered spring semester.)
Composition - Complete 4 Credit Hours Applied Music (Credits Required: 4.00)
MUAP311C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP312C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP411C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP412C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
Instrumental (Credits Required: 10.00)
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.)
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.)
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.)
Instrumental - Complete 6-8 Credit Hours. 2 Hours Must by Upper Division. (Credits Required: 6.00)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Piano (Credits Required: 16.00)
MUAP315 Accompanying (1 Credit)
Class meets once a week for instruction and students learn to accompany vocal and instrumental soloists and/or ensembles. (Offered irregularly)
MUSG316 Pedagogy and Literature (3 Credits)
Piano--a survey of piano literature and readings releated to pedagogical principles and the various facets of piano teaching. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years) Voice--a study of current voice teaching methods and of standard art song literature. (Offered fall semester once every three years)
Keyboard - Complete 12-16 Credits Applied Lessons. 2 Credits Must be Upper Division. (Credits Required: 12.00)
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)
Voice (Credits Required: 14.00)
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.)
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.)
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.)
MUAP314 Foreign Language Diction (1 Credit)
Course studies the pronunciation of French, German, and Italian song literature employing the International Phonetic Alphabet. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
MUAP316 Vocal Pedagogy and Literature (2 Credits)
A study of current voice teaching methods and of standard art song literature. There is no fee for this course. (Offered spring of odd calendar years.)
Voice (Credits Required: 6.00)
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)

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