Music, B.A.

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Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

The music major requires 47-53 hours of credit, depending on the student's primary instrument, and leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

 

 

Music, B.A. Courses

Recital Class is designated as a requirement for all music majors to attend 12 concerts per semester. Music minors need to attend 9 concerts per semester and you must be registred for Recital class during the semesters you are taking applied lessons. Music majors are required to take this course every semester you are attending classes on campus.
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.)
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.)
A continuation of Music Theory I. Prerequisite: MUTH 103. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104E.)
A continuation of Aural Skills I. Prerequisite: MUTH 103E. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104.)
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.)
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.)
A continuation of Music Theory III. Prerequisite: MUTH 203. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204E.)
A continuation of Aural Skills III. Prerequisite: MUTH 203E. (Offered spring semester, and should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
This group performs at various athletic events. All members of the College community (not just music majors) are invited to participate. (Offered every semester.)
The Greenville University Choir, founded by Professor Robert W. Woods in 1927, has become an outstanding symbol of the University. It offers students throughout the University 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 applied to fulfill the creative and performing arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
Chorale is a mixed choir which focuses on music reading and vocal technique. 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 applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN143 Fusion Ensemble (1 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.)
A traditional band ensemble performs various types of literature from all stylistic periods. Open to all students and community. May be applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
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.)
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.)
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 applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN150 Gospel Choir (0.5 Credit)
MUEN161 Jazz Ensemble (1 Credit)
May be applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement.
Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble which performs sacred and secular literature from the 16th century to the present day. Concurrent enrollment in the Greenville University Choir is required. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Membership is by invitation. May be applied to fulfill the fine creative and performing arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
This ensemble is a flexible group instrumentation. (Offered irregularly.)
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.)
This group performs at various athletic events. All members of the College community (not just music majors) are invited to participate. (Offered every semester.)
The Greenville University Choir, founded by Professor Robert W. Woods in 1927, has become an outstanding symbol of the University. It offers students throughout the University 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 applied to fulfill the creative and performing arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
Chorale is a mixed choir which focuses on music reading and vocal technique. 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 applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN343 Fusion Ensemble (1 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.)
A traditional band ensemble performs various types of literature from all stylistic periods. Open to all students and community. May be applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
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.)
This ensemble is a 21st 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.)
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 applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
MUEN350 Gospel Choir (0.5 Credit)
MUEN361 Jazz Ensemble (1 Credit)
May be applied to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement.
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 University Choir is required. Students are expected to remain in the ensemble for the full year. Membership is by invitation. May be applied to fulfill the fine creative and performing arts general education requirement. (Offered every semester.)
This ensemble is a flexible group instrumentation. (Offered irregularly.)
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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
MUAP311C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP312C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP411C Applied Music - Composition (1 Credit)
MUAP412C Applied Music - Composition (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 $180. (Offered fall semester.)
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 $180. (Offered spring semester.)
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 $180. (Offered fall semester.)
This final class piano focuses on the individual progress of each student. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $180. (Offered spring semester.)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Class meets once a week for instruction and students learn to accompany vocal and instrumental soloists and/or ensembles. (Offered irregularly)
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)
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)
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 $180. (Offered fall semester.)
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 $180. (Offered spring semester.)
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 $180. (Offered fall semester.)
This final class piano focuses on the individual progress of each student. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $180. (Offered spring semester.)
Course studies the pronunciation of French, German, and Italian song literature employing the International Phonetic Alphabet. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
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.)
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)

Music, B.A. Emphases

Instrumental (Non-Piano) Emphasis

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Voice Emphasis

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Music, B.A. Pre-Professional Programs

Piano Emphasis

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