Music (MUSC)

Music (MUSC)

MUSC 000  Undergraduate Music Assessment  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

MUSC 010  Graduate Music Assessment  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident and Online

MUSC 100  Fundamental Harmony and Musicianship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A preparatory course in the rudiments of music, stressing the reading and writing of music notation. This course is an elective and may not be used to meet requirements in general studies or for any major. Preparation for MUSC 105.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 103  Music Appreciation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to major musical styles (including representative composers and compositions) from Antiquity through the 21st century.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 105  Harmonic Practices and Theory I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A practical introduction to harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic principles of music. Musical elements including key signatures, scales, intervals, chords, chord construction and chord progression are introduced as the foundation for harmonic analysis of traditional, contemporary Christian, popular, and jazz music. In addition to the study of common practice theory, special attention is given to the Nashville number system and jazz harmony practices as accepted methodology for music analysis. In-class Praxis provides students opportunity to reinforce learned concepts through collaborative group performance-based learning projects. (Crosslisted with WMUS 103)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 106  Harmonic Practices and Theory II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103

Continuation of MUSC 105. Harmonic analysis, part-writing techniques, and chord construction are taught in conjunction with the Nashville Number System, jazz analysis, and traditional figured bass. Principles of tonal music are explored including major-minor seventh chords, major-major seventh chords, minor seventh chords, secondary dominant and leading tone chords, and altered or borrowed chords. Harmonic analysis, part-writing, and construction of rhythm charts are emphasized. In-class Praxis provides students opportunity to reinforce learned concepts through collaborative group performance-based learning projects. (Formerly WMUS 104)

Note: Group or private piano instruction for students needing to successfully pass the Piano Proficiency Examination (PPE).

Offered: Resident

MUSC 107  Musicianship I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Listening skills are developed through rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic dictation. Skills are refined through daily sight singing and rhythm exercises from a variety of styles. Special attention is given to tonal center referencing. The ability to identify harmonic rhythm while listening to a variety of musical styles. (Formerly WMUS 105)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 108  Musicianship II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 107 or WMUS 105 or WRSP 105)

A continuation of MUSC 107. Further study of harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic dictation and continued development of tonal center referencing technique. Students continue to sharpen listening skills by identifying the harmonic rhythm of a variety of music genre. (Formerly WMUS 106)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 109  Harmonic Practices and Musicianship for Musical Theatre  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A course in music theory designed for students in Musical Theatre. Emphasis is placed on essential music theory concepts and provides basic aural skill training incorporating literature of the musical theatre genre. The course introduces the study of notation, rhythm, tonality, and harmony in the context of reading and aural perception through performance and dictation of melodies, intervals, triads, major and minor scales, chord progressions, band basic chord structures. Students demonstrate and apply learned concepts through dictation and praxis presentations.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 111  Group Piano I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Enrollment by audition with Keyboard Instructor. A beginning course in piano for students with little or no experience in piano and for students needing remedial study to support MUSC 105, 120 or 121. Strategies for keyboard playing are realized through group instruction, communication of principles for good musicianship, practice room techniques, physical aspects of playing piano, and care of the instrument. MUSC 111 does not satisfy program requirements.

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 112  Group Piano II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A group course for students having limited but developing keyboard experience. Instruction includes technical exercises, chords and chord progressions, and development of music reading and performance skills. Fulfills the secondary instrumental requirement in keyboard. PPE preparation for one approved repertoire selection and My Country, 'Tis of Thee. (Formerly WMUS 140)

Registration Restrictions: Enrollment by permission of Instructor

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 118  Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces the student to musical theatre vocal performance concepts. Instruction is based on voice science that supports healthy production of styles including belt, mixed, semi-legit, and legit techniques demanded by musical theatre works.

Note: Student must be majoring in BFA in Acting or BFA in Musical Theatre

Offered: Resident

MUSC 119  Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 118

This course applies further the concepts as a continuation of MUSC 118. Technical applications are made to various styles including traditional musical theatre, country, folk, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, swing, rock, and pop styles according to the student's vocal build and experience.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 120  Group Voice I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Studies in vocal technique and the performance of various musical styles. Includes instruction in musicianship, and performance techniques. Fulfills the secondary vocal requirement. (Formerly WMUS 120)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 121  Voice (Freshman)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Private lessons in singing, based on department policies. Admission by audition. (Formerly WMUS 125)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 122  Voice (Freshman)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 121

Continuation of MUSC 121, private lessons in singing, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 125  Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces the student to musical theatre performance concepts based on voice science that supports healthy vocal production demanded by musical theatre works, including: belt, mixed, semi-legit, and legit techniques. Technical applications are made to various production and song style. Emphasis is placed on healthy vocal production, vigorous stage movement and blocking.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 133  Contemporary Techniques in Composition I  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course focuses on the new musical and technological techniques and aesthetics of contemporary film composing. Development of rudimentary skill in traditional and non-traditional composition practices using technology. Creation of short works is emphasized.

Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission

Offered: Resident

MUSC 139  Contemporary Techniques in Composition II  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 133

Continuation of MUSC 133. This course focuses on continued investigation of the new musical and technological techniques and aesthetics of contemporary film composing. Continued development of skill in traditional and non-traditional composition practices using technology. Creation of short works reflecting diverse dramatic styles is emphasized.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 141  Private Piano (Freshman)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Private lessons in piano, organ or harpsichord performance, based on department policies. Admission by audition. (Formerly WMUS 145)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 142  Private Piano (Freshman)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 141

Continuation of MUSC 141, private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 143  Jazz Improvisation and Lab I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The development of instrumental and vocal improvisation skills incorporating harmony, melody, rhythm and form. Musical styles include traditional and contemporary jazz. Class structure is performance based. Each semester will culminate in a public performance featuring large and small groups.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 150  Group Guitar I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A group guitar course designed for students with limited experience with the instrument. Instruction includes technical exercises, chords and chord progressions, and development of music reading and performance skills in classical, contemporary, gospel, and jazz styles. Fulfills the need for secondary instrumental requirement in guitar. (Formerly WMUS 150)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 151  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Private lessons in the instruments of the band or orchestra based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 155)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 152  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 151

Continuation of MUSC 151, Private lessons in the instruments of the band or orchestra based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 178  The Worship Choir I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This large choral ensemble provides students opportunity to experience various styles of music in the choral tradition: classical, Black Gospel, pop, traditional gospel, worship and praise, scripture song, sacred classic, Southern Gospel, and more. In addition to literature, vocal, choral blend, and group discipline are developed through vocal exercises, various performance technique, and oncampus or area concert opportunity. Special attention is given to the preparation and presentation of the annual Christmas on the Boulevard and spring Night of Worship concerts. This entry level ensemble does not require an audition. (Formerly WMUS 180)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 179  Classical Guitar Ensemble I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An ensemble comprised of guitarists; performs repertoire composed or arranged for guitar. Activities include on and off campus formal concert presentations.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and consent of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 180  University Chorale I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A mixed choral ensemble that stresses the development of strong choral skills. Activities includes major concerts on and off campus. Admission by audition.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 181  Concert Choir I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A mixed choral ensemble focusing on repertoire for chorus and choral/orchestral ensembles which is drawn from literature of the Renaissance through the present, both sacred and secular. Admission by audition.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 182  Chamber Singers I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A small mixed choral ensemble that performs sacred and secular music of all historical music periods, focusing on advanced choral repertoire. Annual spring tour. Admission by audition.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 183  Jazz Ensemble I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An auditioned ensemble specializing in jazz ensemble repertoire. Reading and musical interpretation of jazz rhythms and notation are stressed. Improvisational and ensemble skills are developed. The ensemble performs frequently on and off campus.

Registration Restrictions: Fall audition

Offered: Resident

MUSC 184  Marching Band I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Open to any student with previous experience on a woodwind, keyboard, brass or percussion instrument. No audition is necessary for Marching Band. The Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band performs at home football games, at selected away football games and in various parades and competitions. Members audition for placement.

Note: Fall semesters only.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 185  Symphony Orchestra I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

The Liberty University Symphony Orchestra is an instrumental ensemble for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Special attention is given to the preparation and presentation of on and off campus concerts. Membership is by audition only, and open to all Liberty University students, faculty, and staff. Optional Spring Tour.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 186  Brass Choir I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A small brass ensemble. Repertoire includes music from the Renaissance through the present. Participation engenders performance proficiency and musical understanding through small ensemble rehearsal and performance, including appearances on campus, presentations in schools and concerts at local churches. Admission by permission of instructor.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 187  University Band I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An auditioned ensemble for woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Repertoire includes original and transcribed band works form all eras. The purpose is to develop to proficiency and musical understanding of the student through large ensemble rehearsal and performance.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 188  Woodwind Choir I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Small ensemble experiences for woodwind players. Repertoire includes music from the Renaissance through the present. Performances may include Liberty University student recitals as well as presentations in area schools and churches. Admission by permission of instructor.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 189  Celebration Choir  1 Credit Hour(s)  

The course involves participation with the choir and orchestra ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Students experience the rigors of preparing for a weekly music ministry in a large, mega church. Attention is given to the study of choral blend, group discipline, programming, ministry through large choral ensemble, and broad literature selection unique to the various needs of the evangelical worship community. (Required for all music and worship majors during the 2nd semester of the freshman year) (Formerly WMUS 189)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 192  Percussion Ensemble I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Small ensemble experience for percussionists; specializing in modern percussion repertoire and world music. Reading and musical interpretation of a wide variety of musical styles are developed. The ensemble performs frequently on and off campus. Required for percussion majors in the B.M. in Music Education or the B.M. in Performance degrees. Other members admitted by permission of instructor.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 193  Chamber Music Ensemble I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to participate in various chamber formations, receive weekly coaching, attend master classes with faculty members and guests as required, and present a public performance during the term.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 194  Wind Symphony I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An auditioned instrumental ensemble for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students. Repertoire includes original and transcribed wind ensemble works from all eras. Wind Ensemble performs on campus and makes an extensive Spring tour annually.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 200  Music, Art, Worship and Culture  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 (may be taken concurrently)

This course is a comprehensive survey of music, art, worship and culture in daily life, career choice and profession. Introductory concepts of formational, transformational, relational, missional, reproducible and biblical principles for artistic development are established. Application is made to the basic relationship between old and new testament worship in 21st century culture. Students complete a project that provides significant experience in research preparation and processes, including: developing literature review, building bibliography, thesis and outline construction, and crafting of meaningful narrative. (Crosslisted with WRSP 101)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 201  Creative Worship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is an introductory study of the practical issues involved in planning and facilitating creative corporate worship. Application is made to worship planning, lighting design, audio and video production, presentation software, vocal and instrumental team communication and rehearsal, staging, banners, liturgical dance, and a variety of multi-media possibilities. Students will prepare a class project that represents understanding and application of creative worship techniques. (Crosslisted with WRSP 102)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 202  Old and New Testament Music and Worship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 200 or WRSP 101) and (MUSC 201 or WRSP 102)

This course presents principles of Old and New Testament Music and Worship. Included is a discussion of pre-tabernacle, tabernacle, temple, and synagogue music and worship. An overview of how Jesus, the disciples, and early Christians incorporated music and worship in their daily practices. (Crosslisted with WRSP 201)

Note: Offered Fall semester.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 203  Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices I  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

A continuation of MUSC 106. This course includes the study of modulation techniques in traditional, popular and commercial music genres. Students investigate jazz and extended harmonies used in commercial music and make application of analytical techniques to various literatures. Harmonic function is taught through "praxis" methodology. (Formerly WMUS 203)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 204  Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices II  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and (MUSC 203 or WMUS 203)

Note: Offered Spring semester.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 205  Chromatic Harmony  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

Continuation of MUSC 106. Studies in chromatic harmony and formal procedures of the 18th and 19th century.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 206  Chromatic Harmony II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and MUSC 205

Continuation of MUSC 205. Studies in musical forms and procedures as well as 20th century music theory, focusing on harmonic procedures.

Note: Offered Spring semester

Offered: Resident

MUSC 207  Muscianship III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and (MUSC 108 or WMUS 106 or WRSP 106)

A continuation of MUSC 108. Continued development of the musician's listening skills as applied to tonal center referencing, harmonic dictation, melodic identification, and rhythmic imitation. (Formerly WMUS 205)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 208  Muscianship IV  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and (MUSC 108 or WRSP 106 or WMUS 106) and (MUSC 203 or WMUS 203 or WRSP 203 or MUSC 205) and (MUSC 207 or WMUS 205 or WRSP 205)

A continuation of MUSC 207. Continued development of music-reading and listening skills as applied to tonal center referencing, harmonic dictation, melodic identification, and rhythmic imitation. (Formerly WMUS 206)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 210  Introduction to Music Education  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Introduction and orientation to historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of music education. Overview of ethical, legal, and contemporary trends and implications for music education are included.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 213  Survey of Popular and Jazz Literature Music  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

An introduction to popular and jazz music writers, influences, and trends. Emphasis is placed on a general overview of personalities and their unique influences within each of these genres. Connection to music of the evangelical culture is also considered.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 218  Fundamentals of Music Production and Audio Engineering  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides "hands-on" experience and training in studio production techniques. Students learn studio miking for instruments and voice, digital audio workstations, console mixing, and general techniques for studio producing. As part of this course, students will collaborate to produce music demo recordings.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 220  Group Voice II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 120 or WMUS 120 or WRSP 120

This is a continuation of principles learned in MUSC 120, Intermediate-level Class Voice. Continued instruction in musicianship and vocal performance technique. Students study principles of vocal diction as applied to various musical style and general rules for singing in the Italian, French, and German languages. Fulfills the secondary vocal requirement. (Formerly WMUS 220)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 221  Voice Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 122 or MUSC 121 or WMUS 125 or WRSP 125

Continuation of private lessons in singing, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 225)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 222  Voice Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 221

Continuation of private lessons in singing, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 233  Private Composition (Sophomore)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 139

Continuation of MUSC 139. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 239  Private Composition (Sophomore)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 233

Continuation of MUSC 233. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 241  Private Piano Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 142 or MUSC 141 or WMUS 145

Continuation of MUSC 142, private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 245)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 242  Private Piano Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 241

Continuation of MUSC 241, private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 243  Group Piano III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 112 or WMUS 140 or WRSP 140

A continuation of MUSC 112, This is a group piano course for students wishing to develop music reading, chords and chord progressions, performance technique, improvisational and sight reading skills. Fulfills the secondary instrumental requirement in keyboard. PPE preparation for one repertoire selection, four part harmonization at the piano, and Scales. (Formerly WMUS 240)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 244  Group Piano IV  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 243 or WMUS 240 or WRSP 141

A continuation of MUSC 243. This course provides continued instruction in technical exercises, chords and chord progressions, music reading and development of improvisational and performance skills. Students are expected to participate in group sight-reading exercises. Fulfills the secondary instrumental requirement in keyboard. PPE preparation for one repertoire selection, four part harmonization at the piano, chord charts, and arpeggios. (Formerly WMUS 340)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 247  Jazz Piano I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 243

For non-piano primaries. In this course, basic comping technique and harmonic continuity are emphasized. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment are applied to standard song forms and blues.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 248  Jazz Guitar  1 Credit Hour(s)  

For non-guitar primaries. In this course, basic comping technique and harmonic continuity are emphasized. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment are applied to standard song forms and blues.

MUSC 250  Group Guitar II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 150 or WMUS 150 or WRSP 150

A continuation of MUSC 150, this course provides instruction in more advanced chords and chord progressions, continued development of music reading, contemporary lead sheets, and performance in classical, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, rock and roll and jazz styles. Improvisational techniques and chord substitutions and construction are also explored. Fulfills the need for secondary instrumental requirement in guitar. (Formerly WMUS 250)

Note: (Lessons meet two days each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 251  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 151 or WMUS 155 or MUSC 152

Continuation of MUSC 152, private lessons in the instruments of the band and orchestra, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 255)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 252  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 251

Continuation of MUSC 251, private lessons in the instruments of the band and orchestra, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 262  Musical Theatre Production I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

MUSC 285  The Worship Orchestra I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This is an instrumental ensemble that provides students opportunity to experience and perform the various styles of music used in a worship program of a large evangelical worship ministry. The ensemble usually includes rhythm section, wind, brass, strung and percussion instruments. On occasion, the group may include vocals. A primary function of the group is to provide accompaniment to the choral ensembles in the School of Music. (Formerly WMUS 285)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 286  The Gospel Choir I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

The Gospel Choir is a 25-30 member choir representing the historical and diverse traditions of African American choral music. The ensemble serves in an official public relations capacity for the University, The School of Music, and Center for Music and Worship. The Gospel Choir generally participates in Annual Christmas on University Blvd. and Spring Music Night Concerts, weekly convocations, TRBC worship services, Liberty University fundraising events and an annual weekend tours. Up to two hours credit from Gospel Choir may be applied as "approved credit" for the music and worship studies degree. (Formerly WMUS 286)

Registration Restrictions: Audition by Department of Worship and Music Studies

Offered: Resident

MUSC 287  Jazz Guitar Ensemble I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An auditioned guitar ensemble specializing in the study of jazz music. Reading and musical interpretation or rhythms and notation are stressed. Improvisational and accompaniment skills are developed. The ensemble performs on campus as needed during each semester. (Formerly WMUS 287)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 289  The Worship Choir II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This is a large ensemble providing students opportunity to experience the various styles of music, including: Black Gospel, traditional gospel, worship and praise, scripture song, sacred classic, Southern Gospel, and more. Special attention is given to the preparation and presentation of the Annual Christmas on University Blvd. and Spring Music Night Concerts. Optional Spring Tour. (Formerly WMUS 289)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Supervised field experience at an approved site. Application procedures processed through the School of Music and Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

MUSC 301  Brass Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Analysis and teaching of brass instrumental technique. Evaluation of private class teaching methods and materials. Brief survey of brass instrument history, construction and maintenance. Introduction to brass bibliography. A survey of brass literature styles and performance practices.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 302  Commercial Music Techniques for Worship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 203 or MUSC 205

Principles of the development and performance practice of contemporary music Ensembles for worship. Students learn the importance of building and developing the rhythm sections, rock and roll type instrumental Ensembles, and vocal teams. Additional time is spent on rehearsal and performance technique and use of rhythm section with vocal Ensemble. (Formerly WMUS 302)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 303  Dynamics of Leading Vocal Team and Ensemble  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 204 or WRSP 204 or WMUS 204) and (MUSC 302 or WMUS 302 or WRSP 302) and (MUSC 315)

This is a methods class that deals with principles and processes for building vocal teams in traditional and non-traditional settings. Attention is given to the role of the vocal musician, pedagogy for adult singers, repertoire development, and processes for nurturing large and small vocal ensembles. (Crosslisted with WMUS 303)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 304  Keyboard Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Discussion of teaching strategies and analysis of studio piano instruction. Evaluation of studio teaching methods and materials. A survey of keyboard literature, styles and performance practices.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 305  Woodwind Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Analysis and teaching of woodwind instrumental technique. Evaluation of private class teaching methods and materials. Brief survey of woodwind instrument history, construction and maintenance. Introduction to woodwind bibliography. A survey of woodwind literature styles and performance practices.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 306  Form and Analysis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 204 or MUSC 206 or WMUS 204 or WRSP 204

Instruction in principles of the analysis of small and large musical forms and procedures, including binary, ternary, rondo, variation, sonata, fugue and imitative procedures.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 308  Percussion Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Analysis and teaching of percussion technique. Evaluation of private class teaching methods and materials. Brief survey of percussion history, construction and maintenance. Introduction to percussion bibliography. A survey of percussion literature styles and performance practices.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 309  Orchestration  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 206 or MUSC 204

Principles of instrumental scoring for orchestra, symphonic band, wind ensemble, pop-orchestra with rhythm section or any number of other combinations. Course assignments are primarily scoring for the various instrumental sections, culminating in a setting of a select keyboard work for large ensemble.

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 310  Principles of Arranging  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 330 and (MUSC 203 or MUSC 205)

This course provides basic arranging technique for various pop-music genres. Special attention is given to developing arranging technique for rhythm sections, small vocal and instrumental ensemble, studio recordings, and larger vocal and instrumental ensemble. Students complete a major arranging project for presentation in an end of the semester concert setting. (Formerly WMUS 310)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 311  Music History: Antiquity - 1750  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104)

A survey of Western European music from Antiquity to 1750 A.D.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 312  Music History: Since 1750  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104)

A systematic survey of music history since the Baroque era.

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 313  History of Music and Worship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is a historical study of the changes in music and worship practice as shaped by: the Great Awakenings; the four periods of music history (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic); and, the influences in culture, ecclesiastical norms, and various modern worship movements. (Crosslisted with WRSP 320)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 314  Music in World Cultures  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comprehensive overview of cultural traditions, belief systems, and practices of world cultures as approached through the study and analysis of the music of ethnic groups. (Formerly ETHM 411)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 315  Basic Conducting  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WRSP 103 or WMUS 103) and (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104)

Rudimentary instruction in conducting techniques for traditional and non-traditional settings. Knowledge and skill areas stressed are: basic conducting gestures and patterns; score interpretation; rehearsal management and technique; programming considerations; and special problems in vocal and instrumental situation. (Crosslisted with WMUS 315)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 316  Choral Conducting  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 315 or WMUS 315 or WRSP 315

Practical training in directing choral ensembles. Development of basic conducting techniques with emphasis on musical interpretation of selected works. Includes ensemble management, score study, rehearsal techniques, and performance techniques.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 317  Instrumental Conducting  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 315 or WMUS 315 or WRSP 315

Practical training in directing instrumental ensembles. Development of baton and left-hand techniques with emphasis on musical interpretation of selected works. Includes score study, rehearsal techniques and performance techniques.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 318  Choral Arranging  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 205 or MUSC 203

A study of the techniques and procedures required in arranging and composing for voices. Skills will be developed through extensive written assignments.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 319  Choral Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 206

A survey of sacred and secular choral literature, medieval to the present; emphasis on the madrigal, oratorio, contemporary British and American music.

Note: (Offered Fall semester, even numbered years, on demand)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 320  Group Voice III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 220 or WMUS 220 or WRSP 220

This is a continuation of principles learned in MUSC 220 including instruction in: vocal technique; various musical styles; musicianship; performance techniques; principles of vocal diction; and singing in the Italian, French and German languages. Fulfills the secondary vocal requirement. (Formerly WMUS 320)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 321  Voice (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 221 or WMUS 225 or MUSC 222 or WRSP 225

Continuation of private lessons in singing, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 325)

Registration Restrictions: Successful completion of the Junior Candidacy Performance review

Offered: Resident

MUSC 322  Voice (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 321

Continuation of MUSC 321, private lessons in singing, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 323  Leadership, Philosophy, Music and Organization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 201 or WRSP 102) and (MUSC 313 or WRSP 320)

This course addresses the practical principles of music and worship leadership including: issues of integrity and character; developing and implementing philosophy; establishing chains of command; dangers of insubordination; time management, staff relationships; administrative responsibilities for musicians; journaling; building a calendar; budgeting, and discipleship training; building staff; and family. (Formerly WRSP 321)

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 326  History of Jazz  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 203

This course presents an overview of the development of jazz traditions during the 20th century. Key innovators from jazz' multifaceted history are discussed. As a distinctly American music form, jazz has often challenged existing distinctions between "art" and "popular" music, and today is an internationally respected art form. These distinctions are explored related to the changing roles and meanings of jazz within society.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 327  Jazz Styles and Analysis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 203

Survey and analysis of jazz styles including ragtime, early jazz, swing, bebop, the cool school, hard bop, modal and contemporary styles. Repertoire, improvisation, instrumentalism, role of instruments, major innovators and important groups are discussed. Includes transcription of jazz solos and their stylistic analysis.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 329  Fundamentals of Sound Reinforcement  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides "hands-on" experience and training in sound system setup, design, implementation and live front of house and monitor mixing for venues, tours and houses of worship. Students will apply their live production skills in sound mixing projects using digital console show files and virtual sound check.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 330  Music Technology I: Notation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and (MUSC 108 or WRSP 106 or WMUS 106)

The study of computer applications in music, including competencies in the use of music notation software, sequencing, sorting and retrieving data from a file and printing music.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 331  Composition I  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 204 or WRSP 204 or WMUS 204 or MUSC 206) and (MUSC 208 or WMUS 206 or WRSP 206)

Building on the foundations of music theory and other areas of musical training, this course is an applied study of the musical and creative process for composing original music.

Note: May be repeated.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 332  Composition II  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 331

A continuation of MUSC 331. This is a more advanced experience in the creative process of composing original music, building on the foundations of music theory and other areas of musical training, and including coverage of stylistic integrity and standard notation. Emphasis is on greater use of extended harmony, chromaticism and twentieth-century procedures.

Note: May be repeated.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 333  Private Composition (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 239

Continuation of MUSC 239. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 334  Music Technology II: Sequencing  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 106 or WRSP 104 or WMUS 104) and (MUSC 108 or WRSP 106 or WMUS 106) and (MUSC 330 or WMUS 330 or WRSP 330)

This course is the investigation of computer applications for a variety of musical purposes, including: competencies in the use of music recording software; sequencing; music programming, using loops in live and recording application; integrating midi and digital audio; capturing, editing, and storing digital audio data; multi and single tracking; Video Sound Technology (VSTs); and sound shaping. Special attention is given to the practical application of the technological use of digital, computer software to classroom instruction, weekly worship ministry, and a variety music industry applications. (Formerly WMUS 331)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 335  Introduction to Film Scoring  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 309 and MUSC 310

This course addresses the prevalent and recurrent need in films to emulate a wide variety of stylistic scoring approaches appropriate to the period setting and or/specific ethnic locale of a screenplay. Discussion included approaches to research and adaptation of authentic musical styles. (Such styles include, for example, 17th century European, African, 1920s American, etc.). Emphasis is placed on careful attention to instrumentation, arranging, orchestration, and dramatic theme development.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 336  Orchestration for Film and Media  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 334 or CINE 271) and MUSC 335

This course focuses on the exploration and application of traditional and contemporary orchestration techniques to support and achieve intended dramatic effect. Regular assignments involve the use of orchestration as an important compositional tool to successfully meet the emotional requirements of a wide variety of dramatic situations.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 337  Scoring Techniques for Film and Media  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 334 or CINE 271) and MUSC 335

Techniques used in composing and scoring music for television and film productions; practical writing experience. Assignments representing realistic situations will be recorded synchronously to the specific needs of film scenes.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 338  Groove Writing  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 334 or CINE 271

Development of groove writing skills in a variety of styles. Use of technology, loop creation, and sequencing skills.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 339  Private Composition (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 333

Continuation of MUSC 333. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 341  Private Piano (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 241 or WMUS 245

Continuation of private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 345)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 342  Private Piano (Junior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 341

Continuation of MUSC 341, private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 343  Jazz Improvisation and Lab II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 143

This course is a continuation of Jazz Improvisations I. Students will explore advanced techniques of jazz performance and improvisation. Students will also explore the process of integrating new materials and improvisation methods into their playing. Class structure is performance based. Each semester will culminate in a public performance featuring large and small groups, jazz standards or original compositions.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 345  Group Piano V  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 244 or WMUS 340

A continuation of MUSC 244, this is a group piano course for students continuing to broaden music experiences, develop chords and chord progressions, music reading, and improvisational and performance skills. PPE preparation for the Star-Spangled Banner and Sight-reading. (Formerly MUSC 245 and WMUS 440)

Note: (Lessons meet two hours each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 346  Group Piano VI  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 345 or MUSC 245 or WMUS 440 or WRSP 340

A continuation of MUSIC 345, this course provides class instruction that helps broaden music experiences, develop chords and chord progressions, music reading, published jazz and pop band charts, and improvisational and performance skills. Additional attention is given to developing skills as a member of jazz, gospel, worship or rock and roll band. (Formerly MUSC 246)

Note: (Lessons meet two hours each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 347  Jazz Piano II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 247

For non-piano primaries. Continuation of MUSC 247. In this course, advanced comping techniques and chord voicings are emphasized. Intermediate accompaniment techniques are applied to standard song forms and blues.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 348  Jazz Guitar II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

For non-guitar primaries. Continuation of MUSC 248. In this course, advanced comping techniques and chord voicings are emphasized. Intermediate accompaniment techniques are applied to standard song forms and blues.

MUSC 349  Ethnic Music Ensemble  1 Credit Hour(s)  

An ensemble for beginning and proficient musicians that explores, through performance, some of the world's musical instruments, styles, and playing techniques.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 350  Group Guitar III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 250 or WMUS 250 or WRSP 250

A continuation of MUSC 250, this course provides instruction in more advanced chords and chord progressions, music reading, improvisational techniques, chord substitutions, chord construction, contemporary lead sheets, and performance in classical, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, rock and roll, and jazz styles. Scale studies and extended chords are stressed. Designed to fulfill the need for secondary instrumental requirement in guitar. (Formerly WMUS 350)

Note: (Lessons meet two hours each week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 351  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 251 or MUSC 252 or WMUS 255

Continuation of MUSC 252, private lessons in the instruments of the band and orchestra, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 355)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 352  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 351

Continuation of MUSC 351, private lessons in the instruments of the band and orchestra, based on department policies.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 355  Brass Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Preparation for teaching brass instruments. Emphasis on teaching technique and actual playing of brass instruments.

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 357  Woodwind Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

Preparation for teaching woodwind instruments. Emphasis on teaching technique and actual playing of woodwind instruments.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 358  The Musical Director  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident and Online

MUSC 360  Commercial Improvisation Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 203 or MUSC 205

This is a praxis-based course that provides opportunity for students to develop skill in strategic areas of vocal or instrumental improvisational technique. Investigative studies include the relationship between improvisation and harmonic context in contemporary popular, rock, black gospel, and jazz idioms.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 362  Studio Producing, Mixing, and Audio Engineering  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 218 and MUSC 329

This course provides the fundamentals of audio recording and producing including equipment function and application, recording console operation, microphone technique, first and second engineer skill sets, session setup, signal processing, troubleshooting, and critical listening as well as fundamentals for music production and album creation.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 363  Percussion Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

Preparation for teaching the basic percussion instruments and drum kit. Development of demonstration and playing abilities.

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 364  Contemporary Styles Survey I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course covers rhythm chart reading through the use of detailed transcriptions and arrangements in a wide range of styles including pop, rock, funk, country, black gospel, and contemporary instrumental. Emphasis is placed on production of rhythmic groove, management of rhythm section, and basic arranging concepts.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 365  Contemporary Styles Survey II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

In this course, students learn contemporary rhythm chart reading through extensive use of transcriptions and professionally written arrangements. Focus is placed on sight-reading, pitch and improvisation concepts within diverse styles.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 366  Jazz Arranging  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 330

This course focuses on arranging and orchestrating music for jazz ensemble. Basic and intermediate techniques for creative writing in the jazz idiom are applied to small and large jazz ensembles. Major projects are required for the completion of this course. Computer notation is required for all projects. Select student projects are submitted for reading session.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 367  Jazz Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 360 and (MUSC 364 or MUSC 365)

This course introduces students to the methodologies and resources of jazz pedagogy. Students will learn appropriate literature for a variety of age levels, approaches to improvisation, and rehearsal techniques for both the large and small jazz ensemble.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 368  Junior Commercial Music Program  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 362

A faculty-supervised 30 minute program devoted to the presentation of literature representative of commercial music styles and reflective of the student's commercial music emphasis. The student must demonstrate ability to prepare, rehearse, organize, and promote their program. Use of a variety of media, Scripture, lighting, and video are expected. The student's final commercial music program must be approved by Faculty Committee.

Registration Restrictions: Approval of the student's commercial music faculty advisor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 369  Principles of Audio Mixing and Producing  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 362

This course provides an in-depth study of music production, audio engineering, critical listening, and studio work-flow including complex recording scenarios such as rhythm section tracking, big band and orchestra recording. Also included is an in-depth study of music album production covering complex and sensitive production situations.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 370  Private Songwriting  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 371 or WMUS 371 or WRSP 371

Weekly private instruction in developing and crafting the skill of songwriting. The study includes principles for writing melody, harmony, rhythm, lyric, song form, building demos and producing songs suitable for publishing in a commercial market. Application will be made to contemporary worship practices. Students will perform original songs. Audition and recommendation of instructor required. (Formerly WMUS 370)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 371  Survey of Songwriting Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the craft, development and history of songwriting. Attention will be given to the study and evaluation of song form, both historic and contemporary. General techniques of songwriting and the specific approaches of selected songwriters will be explored in connection with biblical doctrine and theologies, music practices, and worship practices in the Evangelical community. (Formerly WMUS 371)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 372  Entrepreneurship in the Christian Music Community  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the music industry, both old and new. Recent developments in this field will be emphasized, including entrepreneurship as a freelance musician. This course will specifically highlight the impact of biblical principles for a Christian working in the music industry. Basic principle of music performance, publishing and distribution will be defined and developed including copyright law, song royalties and mechanicals, booking, promoting, copyright management, performance rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and CCLI), song demo creation, music producing and publishing, and market presence.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 373  Artist Spiritual Formation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Foundational principles for the discipleship of Christian artists and songwriters. Students define their pursuit for an identity and significance, ministry, relationships, excellence, integrity, and disciplined living. In addition, students study creativity and art, journaling, developing communication skills, musicianship as applied to the contemporary Christian music industry. (Formerly WRSP 373)

Note: Admission to songwriting or artist development programs.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 374  String Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

Preparation for the teaching of violin, cello and double bass. Study of the history, construction, maintenance and acoustical phenomena of string instruments.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 375  String Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 374

Review of the teaching methods of Applebaum, Muller-Rusch, Rolland and Suzuki. Strongly recommended for Instrumental Teacher Licensure Students with strings as the principal performance area.

Note: (Offered on demand)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 376  Principles for Songwriting I  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 371 or WMUS 371 or WRSP 371) and (MUSC 330 or WRSP 330 or WMUS 330) and MUSC 334

Principles of song writing, including elements of writing melody; melodic structure; lyric form-understanding verse/chorus /bridge structures; melodic style; lyric style - gospel to classical, southern gospel to praise and worship and country to rock 'n roll; and co-writing lyrics with other musicians. Students are required to participate in the Songwriter's Showcase presented by the Center for Worship each semester. (Formerly WMUS 332)

Registration Restrictions: Admission to program and permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 377  Principles for Songwriting II  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 376 or WMUS 332 or WRSP 332

A continuation of MUSC 376, this course provides practical application of songwriting principles through group collaboration. (Formerly WMUS 333)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 378  Fundamentals of Music Publishing and Producing  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 372 or WRSP 372

This course provides a study of recorded music production, critical listening, and recording studio terminology, techniques and work-flow as well as fundamental instruction in music copyrights, publishing, and content distribution.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 379  Artist Presentation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 373 or WRSP 373)

Developing strategies for musically artistic and ministry effective program presentation. Principles include reading the crowd, building live performance, developing goals and objectives for platform performance; unique features of lighting, sound reinforcement, and technology; trend awareness and commerciality. Special emphasis is placed on goals of an artist as a worshiper; song selection; audience participation; presentation of the gospel; and partnership with the local church. (Formerly WMUS 335)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 380  Instrumental Overview  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 105 or WMUS 103 or WRSP 103) and (MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104)

A study of basic instructional techniques of woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments for Choral Teacher Licensure students. This course is designed to prepare vocal music teachers for teaching school instrumental music at the basic skills level.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 381  Guitar Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will survey guitar and lute literature from the Renaissance to the present, including solo works, chamber music, and concerti. The course will include music written for lute and guitar as well as transcriptions for guitar of music written for other instruments. Activities used to facilitate learning will include listening to recordings and music performances, score study, lectures, discussion, and selected readings.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 382  Woodwind Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Literature for flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone. Elementary and advanced exercises, etudes, methods for class and private instruction, clef and transposition studies, and orchestral repertoire are explored. Survey and evaluation of sources and materials.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 383  Brass Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Literature for horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Elementary and advanced exercises, etudes, methods for class and private instruction, clef and transposition studies, and orchestral repertoire. Survey and evaluation of sources and materials.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 384  Percussion Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Literature for percussion solo, ensemble and chamber groups. Elementary and advanced exercises, etudes, methods for class and private instruction are explored. Survey and evaluation of sources and materials.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 385  The Worship Orchestra II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 285 or WMUS 285 or WRSP 285

Continuation of MUSC 285. (Formerly WMUS 385)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 386  The Gospel Choir II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 286 or WMUS 286 or WRSP 286

Continuation of MUSC 286. (Formerly WMUS 386)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 387  Jazz Guitar Ensemble II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 287 or WMUS 287 or WRSP 287

Continuation of MUSC 287. (Formerly WMUS 387)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 388  String Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides a survey of string literature through the present day, including solo works, chamber music, and concerti. Special emphasis is placed on etudes, exercises, instructional, and performance literature for class and private instruction.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 389  The Worship Choir III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 289 or WMUS 289 or WRSP 289

A continuation of MUSC 289. (Formerly WMUS 389)

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 390  Foundations of Vocal Technique  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 106 or WMUS 104 or WRSP 104

This course provides preparation in the vocal area for Instrumental Teacher Licensure students. This course is designed to prepare instrumental teachers for teaching school vocal music at the basic skills level.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 391  Keyboard Literature  2 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides a general survey of keyboard literature through the present day. Special emphasis is placed on etudes, exercises, instructional, and performance literature for class and private instruction.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 392  Ethnic Music Program  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A juried lecture/demonstration of student progress in ethnic music performance. The student shall provide a 25-30 minute presentation demonstrating knowledge of the selected genre and level of performing skill. Specifically designed to meet Music in World Culture curriculum expectations. (Formerly WMUS 390)

Registration Restrictions: Approval of student's primary faculty

Offered: Resident

MUSC 393  Vocal Diction  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The study of English, Italian, German and French pronunciation (enunciation and articulation) as applied to vocal texts in these languages, through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 394  Practicum I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 202

Practical, supervised application of music leadership at approved publishing company, church, para-church organization, recording studio, artist group or other approved organization. Taken the first semester of student's junior year, students are placed in a supervisory role and learn principles of team building, management, planning, program presentation and more. (Formerly WRSP 311)

Registration Restrictions: Approval of School of Music Coordinator of Practica

Offered: Resident

MUSC 395  Practicum II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 394 and (WRSP 321 or MUSC 323)

This is a continuation of MUSC 394. Students are placed in a supervisory role and learn principles of team building, management, planning, program presentation and more. Taken the second semester of a student's junior year, students are also required to meet with the Coordinator of Practica for instruction on resume preparation, principles of interviewing and expectations for completion of an internship. (Formerly WRSP 312)

Registration Restrictions: Approval of School of Music Coordinator of Practica

Offered: Resident

MUSC 396  Junior Artist or Worship Program  1 Credit Hour(s)  

A faculty-supervised 20-30 minute program devoted to the presentation of literature representative of contemporary Christian, worship and praise, gospel song, or hymn-style music. The student must demonstrate ability to organize a program using a variety of media, Scripture, drama, lighting, video, band and praise team. The student's final worship/artist program must be approved by Faculty Committee.

Registration Restrictions: Approval of the student's primary faculty

Offered: Resident

MUSC 398  Junior Recital  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Preparation and presentation of a solo musical performance recital under the supervision of the principal performance teacher. A requirement for B.M. (performance) and B.S. in Worship and Music degree programs. (Formerly WMUS 390)

Registration Restrictions: Completion of the Sophomore Review; completion of one semester of junior level private music performance instruction. Co-requisite: must be taken concurrently with the second semester of junior level private music performance instruction

Offered: Resident

MUSC 400  Music Resources and Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 302 or WRSP 302 or WMUS 302) and (MUSC 303 or WRSP 303 or WMUS 303)

A study of the materials used in program building of instrumental and choral ensembles in traditional and non-traditional music settings. Evaluation is made of select publishers to investigate musical, audio, video, and software recourses availability. Application to pop music, contemporary Christian worship, public and private school, civic, patriotic and seasonal events. (Crosslisted with WMUS 400)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 401  Art of Accompaniment  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Vocal and instrumental, solo and ensemble literature from various periods of music history will be studied from the viewpoint of the accompanist.

Note: (Offered on demand)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 402  Ethnic Music Theory  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 314

The study of non-Western theories of music, with an emphasis on both existing systems of art and folk music as well as systems without an articulated theory. (Formerly ETHM 400)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 404  Accompanying I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 401

Continuation of the development of accompanying techniques highlighted in MUSC 401. Pianists work in collaboration with one or more vocalists or instrumentalists under the supervision of applied music teachers at the School of Music. Students will perform in one or more live performance settings such as recitals, studio classes, auditions, and performance juries.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 405  Accompanying II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 404

Continuation of the techniques of accompanying emphasized in MUSC 404. Pianists work in collaboration with one or more vocalists or instrumentalists under the supervision of applied music teachers at the School of Music. Three hours of weekly contact with teachers and students are expected in this course, including rehearsals, studio lessons, and coaching with course faculty. Students will perform in one or more live performance settings such as recitals, studio classes, auditions, and performance juries.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 407  Solo Vocal Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 206 or MUSC 204

A survey of solo literature for the voice from the Baroque period to the present. Emphasis on Italian song, German Lieder, French Melodie, and English Art Song. (Recommended for all voice majors)

Note: Required for all voice majors. Offered Spring semester, odd numbered years

Offered: Resident

MUSC 408  Vocal Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Study of the physiology of the voice and methods of voice training, with emphasis on techniques used in developing posture, breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, and artistic interpretation of standard vocal literature.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Note: (Offered Spring semester, even numbered years)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 411  Marching Band Techniques  2 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the methods and materials employed in the development of marching band drill design. Strongly recommended for the BM in Instrumental Music with the music education concentration student.

Note: (Offered on demand in Fall semesters)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 412  Instrumental Pedagogy Lab for Instrumental Music Education  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 355 or MUSC 357 or MUSC 363 or MUSC 374

This course will provide opportunities for instrumental music education majors to have laboratory experience in teaching beginning instrumental students individually. Students will be trained in various pedagogical skills and approaches.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 413  Vocal Pedagogy Lab for Music Education  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 222

This course will provide opportunity for vocal music education majors to have laboratory experience in teaching beginning vocal students individually. Students will be trained in various pedagogical skills and approaches.

Registration Restrictions: Completion of Junior level applied studies

Offered: Resident

MUSC 420  Group Voice IV  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 320 or WMUS 320 or WRSP 221

A continuation of MUSC 320, this course involves group study for advanced vocalists. Students sing on a weekly basis for one another in a "master class" setting. Significant emphasis is given to vocal quality, resonance, flexibility, articulation, dynamics, expression, performance technique, vocal health and preparation for presentation in various vocal venues. Fulfills the secondary requirement in voice. May substitute for private voice upon recommendation of vocal faculty. (Formerly WMUS 420)

Note: (Meets 2 hours per week)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 421  Voice (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 321 or MUSC 322 or WMUS 325 or WRSP 325

Continuation of MUSC 322, private lessons in singing, based on department policies. May be repeated as needed.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 422  Voice (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 421

Continuation of MUSC 421, private lessons in singing, based on department policies. May be repeated as needed.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 423  Congregational Contextualization and Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 323 or WRSP 321) and (MUSC 499 or WRSP 499) and (MUSC 395)

This is a study of congregational worship practices in the evangelical traditions. Special attention is given to establishing methodology for evaluating ministry context and demographic. Attention is given to song selection, programming, conducting concepts, vocal and band rehearsal techniques and the integration of multimedia, drama, and creative movement into the congregational ministry. (Crosslisted with WRSP 421)

Note: (Offered spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 424  Arts in Global Outreach  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will explore important fieldwork theories, methods, and techniques that may be used to advocate for culturally relevant music and arts in a global worship setting. Students will learn how to become artistic catalysts and so assist in church plants, deep discipleship, meaningful worship, and effective outreach through music and the arts.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior Standing

Offered: Resident

MUSC 433  Private Composition (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 339

Continuation of MUSC 339. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 436  Christian Music Industry Seminar  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 372 (may be taken concurrently) or WMUS 372 or WRSP 372) and (MUSC 220 or WRSP 220 or WMUS 220 or WRSP 240 or MUSC 243 or WMUS 240 or WRSP 250 or WMUS 250 or MUSC 250)

Student artists and songwriters study privately and in group settings with professionals. Students premiere their programs and songs at the conclusion of the seminar. (Formerly WRSP 436)

Registration Restrictions: Permission of Instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 437  Elementary Music Methods and Materials  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 438 (may be taken concurrently) and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5

An exploration of elementary music school methods and materials. Topics include philosophy, objectives, materials, current trends, and procedures for teaching music at the elementary grade school level.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Music Education concentration

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 438  Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 437 (may be taken concurrently) and Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5 and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5

Classroom teaching observation and practice. Fifteen hours of monitored classroom observation and teaching in an elementary music school classroom; written evaluation of observing and teaching experiences required.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Music Education concentration

Offered: Resident

MUSC 439  Private Composition (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 433

Continuation of MUSC 433. Private instruction in film scoring/composition based on department policies. Foundational and contemporary repertoire and techniques studied. Emphasis is on preparing for Christian artist ministry in the area of film music production and television/video game scoring. Admission by audition.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 440  Ethnic Music Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Concentrated study of a selected ethnic music culture. In scheduling each seminar, consideration will be given to student interest and the availability of appropriate guest musicians. (Formerly ETHM 440)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 441  Private Piano Senior  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 341 or MUSC 342 or WMUS 345

Continuation of private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS 445)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 442  Private Piano Senior  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 441

Continuation of private lessons in piano or organ, based on department policies.

Note: May be repeated as needed.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 450  Group Guitar IV  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 350 or WMUS 350 or WRSP 251

Continuation of MUSC 350, this is a group guitar course that further develops instruction in advanced chords, chord progressions, more advanced improvisational techniques, music reading, sight-reading of classical literature, contemporary lead sheets and performance in classical, contemporary Christian, rock and roll and jazz styles. Fulfills the need for secondary instrumental requirement in guitar. (Formerly WMUS 450) Meets 2 hours per week

Offered: Resident

MUSC 451  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 351 or MUSC 352 or WMUS 355

Continuation of MUSC 352, private lessons in instrument for band or orchestra, based on department policies. (Formerly WMUS455)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 452  Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 451

Continuation of MUSC 451, private lessons in instrument for band or orchestra, based on department policies. May be repeated as needed.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 461  Music Publishing and Entrepreneurism  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 378

This course provides an in-depth study of the music publishing business: Artist and Repertoire, ownership, music publishing, income streams, publishing in the digital age, catalogues, as well as royalty calculation, administration, advanced copyright concepts, and business planning.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 462  Advanced Digital Audio Production  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CINE 272

This course provides advanced development of real-world digital audio workstation skills and techniques for digital editing: alignment, tuning, sound replacement, time stretching, pitch shifting, as well as a continued implementation of MIDI and Electronic music sound synthesis, sound samples and virtual instruments.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 463  Music Mixing and Post Production  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 368 and MUSC 329

Students will learn to create polished music content with mastered, album quality mixes in stereo and surround sound using all available tools to achieve professional sound, develop a personal sonic identity and apply all techniques learned in the Audio Production program. Students will also learn to employ critical and analytical listening skills in music mixing as well as compare and contrast the attributes of differing mix processes. Students will apply their production and mixing skills in a capstone studio mixing and mastering project as well as a live digital console mixing project.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 468  Senior Commercial Music Program  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

A faculty-supervised 45 minute program devoted to the presentation of literature representative of commercial music styles and reflective of the student's music emphasis. The student must demonstrate ability to prepare, rehearse, organize, and promote their program. Use of a variety of media, Scripture, lighting, and video are expected. The student's final commercial music program must be approved by Faculty Committee.

Registration Restrictions: Approval of the student's commercial music faculty advisor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 470  Opera Workshop I: Opera Production  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

A synthesis of performance practice and stage movement related to opera. The course culminates in a performance of a work rehearsed during the semester. Entrance based on an audition. Fall semesters culminate in a full music theater production.

Registration Restrictions: Audition by Instructor

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 471  Opera Workshop II: Opera Scenes  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

A synthesis of performance practice and stage movement related to opera. The course culminates in a performance of a work rehearsed during the semester. Entrance based on an audition. Spring semesters culminate in a presentation of opera scenes.

Registration Restrictions: Audition and/or permission of instructor

Note: (Offered Spring semesters)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 477  Guitar Pedagogy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Analysis of the elements of classical guitar technique and development of guitar teaching skills. Students observe, evaluate and implement techniques used in guitar classes and private lessons. Students also survey proven pedagogical approaches to guitar instruction.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 479  Classical Guitar Ensemble II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 179

Continuation of MUSC 179.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 480  University Chorale II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 180

Continuation of MUSC 180.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 481  Concert Choir II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 180 or MUSC 182 or MUSC 181

Continuation of MUSC 181.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 482  Chamber Singers II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 180 or MUSC 182 or MUSC 181

Continuation of MUSC 182.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 483  Jazz Ensemble II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 183

Continuation of MUSC 183.

Registration Restrictions: Fall Audition

Offered: Resident

MUSC 484  Marching Band II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MUSC 184 or MUSC 185) and (MUSC 184 or MUSC 185)

Continuation of MUSC 184.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 485  Symphony Orchestra II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 185 or MUSC 194 or MUSC 184

Continuation of MUSC 185.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 486  Brass Choir II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 186

Continuation of MUSC 186.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 487  University Band II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 187 or MUSC 184 or MUSC 194

Continuation of MUSC 187.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 488  Woodwind Choir II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 188

Continuation of MUSC 188.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 489  Supervised Praise and Worship Ensemble  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Practical experiences for the worship leader in training for mixed instrumental/vocal ensembles used in various evangelical traditions. Ensembles may include, but are not limited to: Official Department of Ministry Teams groups; Center for Worship Hand bell Ensemble; CFW House Band; E-41; and Lift. Groups provide music for various on campus events. Up to two hours credit from MUSC 489 may be applied as "approved credit" for the music and worship studies degree. (Formerly WMUS 489)

Registration Restrictions: Audition by Director

Offered: Resident

MUSC 490  Secondary Music Methods and Materials  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5

An exploration of middle school and high school music methods and materials. The development of general music programs and choral and instrumental programs are emphasized. Topics include: methods of assessment, communication, and classroom teaching procedures.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Music Education concentration

Note: (Offered Fall semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 491  Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5

Classroom observation and teaching practice. Fifteen hours of monitored classroom observation and teaching in middle and high school music classroom situations; written evaluation of observing and teaching experiences.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Music Education concentration

Offered: Resident

MUSC 492  Percussion Ensemble II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Continuation of MUSC 192.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 493  Chamber Music Ensemble II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 193

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to participate in various chamber formations, receive weekly coaching, attend master classes with faculty members and guests as required, and present a public performance during the term.

Registration Restrictions: Permission of instructor

Offered: Resident

MUSC 494  Wind Symphony II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Continuation of MUSC 194.

Note: (Offered Spring semester)

Offered: Resident

MUSC 495  Directed Research in Music or Music and Worship  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Directed research into musicological, ethnomusicological, or worship studies type topics. The research is presented as a completed research paper, lecture or lecture-recital. Students are directed individually or in small seminar groups, as may be appropriate. May be taken more than once, but no research topic may be repeated.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 496  Senior Artist or Worship Program  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 396 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

A faculty-supervised 35-45 minute program devoted to the presentation of literature representative of contemporary Christian, worship and praise, gospel song, or hymn-style music. The student must demonstrate ability to organize a program using a variety of media, Scripture, drama, lighting, video, band and praise team. The student's final worship/artist program must be approved by Faculty Committee.

Registration Restrictions: Approval of the student's primary faculty

Offered: Resident

MUSC 497  Special Topics: Music or Music and Worship  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

MUSC 497 - Special Topics: Music or Music and Worship (1 to 3 hours) Topics of special interest not included in the regular School of Music offerings. May be taken more than once, but no topic may be repeated.

Offered: Resident

MUSC 498  Senior Recital  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80

Preparation and presentation of a solo recital under the supervision of the principal performance instructor. MUSC 498 is a graduation requirement for all B.M. and B.S. in Worship and Music degree programs. (Formerly WMUS 490)

Registration Restrictions: Completion of the Sophomore Review; completion of two semesters of private music performance instruction following the completion of the Junior Candidacy Review; co-enrollment in 400 level private music instruction

Offered: Resident

MUSC 499  Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: MUSC 394 and MUSC 395 and (MUSC 203 or MUSC 205)

This is a capstone course usually completed the summer between the junior and senior year or after completing all other coursework. Special consideration is given to course completion during last semester of a student's senior year. Internship includes a 400-hour (10-week) minimum of supervised, practical experience in an approved organization. Application procedures processed through the School of Music. Student must make application to the Director of Practica the semester prior to completing the internship.

Registration Restrictions: MUSC 394 or 395 or consent of instructor; Junior or Senior status and required 2.00 GPA; Approval of School of Music Internship Coordinator

Offered: Resident

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