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Music | Course Catalogue

2021-2022 Catalogue

The Music Department provides a dynamic environment for the student musician as well as for the general student. Instruction in music is available to all students and the music ensembles and private music lessons offer the kind of direct experience with music that is central to the liberal arts. The department offers concerts and performances by the music faculty, music students, the student ensembles, and guest artists.

The Music Department provides a challenging environment for the music scholar. Advanced courses in music history and music theory offer additional opportunities for students to develop research skills.

The Music Department provides a stimulating environment for the College community, encouraging the interaction of various disciplines with music. Students with a wide range of majors find that their participation in music opportunities, through performance and through attendance at events, provides a rich and memorable component to their college experience.

The Music Department participates in Macon's broader music community, offering leadership to a number of community arts and religious organizations. Music faculty and students provide support to much of the fine arts community.

Major Program

The music major at Wesleyan College is designed to assist the student to develop her full potential as a musician/scholar. The curriculum offers a broad background that will develop basic musicianship and performance skills while providing the student with principles that lead to a fuller intellectual grasp of the art.

Student learning outcomes for the program are: 

I. Students will integrate and apply knowledge of music fundamentals

II. Students will categorize and distinguish, both aurally and visually, among stylistic components of music as related to specific periods, genres, and individual composers.

III. Students will demonstrate understanding of a composition’s social, historical, and musical context. 

IV.  Students will demonstrate technical facility, exhibit musical understanding, and communicate expressively through both solo and ensemble performances.

V. Students will integrate and apply knowledge in research and/or performance.  

Integrative Experience. Each student will complete an Integrative Experience in which she enhances her capacity for integrative thinking through an interdisciplinary capstone experience that encourages her to make connections between her major and her general education. This experience will help her reflect on the methods, approaches, and/or content of her major discipline and give her an opportunity to connect her discipline with both her general education and with the world outside the classroom. The integrative experience requirement is fulfilled in the music major by MUS 470: Senior Seminar.

Professional Development: Throughout her Wesleyan education each student is given opportunities to explore professional and career choices, and to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for professional success. Each student will complete PDE 400 Professional Development Experience and PDE 401 Professional Practice Seminar.

Minor Program. The music minor at Wesleyan College is designed to assist the student with an interest in another major to begin to develop her potential as a musician/scholar. It seeks to encourage students at many levels of performance ability to explore the rewards of intense study in the discipline, including the areas of music theory, history, and literature.

Musical Theatre. Students with interest in Musical Theatre are encouraged to choose the music major with the theatre minor, the theatre major with the music minor, or the self-designed interdisciplinary major.

Music Education. Students with interest in Music Education are encouraged to double major in Music and Education or major in Music and minor in Education.

Music Therapy. Students with interest in Music Therapy are encouraged to complete the music major and the psychology minor. Students should also study guitar and voice as a part of the major for preparation to pursue graduate studies or certification in the field after graduation. 

Major Requirements:

General Music Track (40 total credit hours):

I. Music Fundamentals (9 hours)
MUS 181: Foundation of Music (3 hours)
MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)
MUS 280: Advanced Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)

II & III. Music History and Style (12 hours)
MUS 150: From Bach to Rock (3 hours)
     or MUS 215: Women, Music, and Culture (3 hours)
MUS 282: Form and Analysis (3 hours)
MUS 331: Music History I (3 hours)
MUS 332: Music History II (3 hours)

IV. Performance: Applied Lessons and Ensembles (10 hours)
Applied Lessons (4 hours - 2 hours of voice or piano class are acceptable)
Ensemble: MUP 101, 102, 103, or 104 (6 hours - 4 hours must be MUP 101)

V. Integrate knowledge (3 hours)
MUS 470: Senior Seminar (3 hours)

Elective hours (6 hours):
Any combination of MUP or MUS courses to total 6 hours.

Voice Emphasis Track (48 total credit hours):

I. Music Fundamentals (9 hours)
MUS 181: Foundation of Music (3 hours)
MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)
MUS 280: Advanced Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)

II & III. Music History and Style (14 hours)
MUS 282: Form and Analysis (3 hours)
MUS 286: Diction for Singers (3 hours)
MUS 315: History of Vocal Literature, Performance, and Style (2 hours)
MUS 331: Music History I (3 hours)
MUS 332: Music History II (3 hours)

IV. Performance: Applied Lessons and Ensembles (17 hours)
MUP 107 & 108: Piano Class or Applied Lessons in piano (2 hours) 
MUP X14/X24: Applied Voice Lessons (7 hours)
MUP 101 or 102: Vocal Ensemble (8 hours - 6 hours must be MUP 101)

V. Integrate knowledge (5 hours)
MUS 470: Senior Seminar (3 hours)
MUP 471: Senior Recital (2 hours)

Elective hours (3 hours):
Any combination of MUP or MUS courses exclusive of applied lessons to total 3 hours.

Piano Emphasis Track (49 total credit hours):

I. Music Fundamentals (9 hours)
MUS 181: Foundation of Music (3 hours)
MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)
MUS 280: Advanced Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)

II & III. Music History and Style (14 hours)
MUS 282: Form and Analysis (3 hours)
MUS 150: From Bach to Rock (3 hours)
     or MUS 215: Women, Music, and Culture (3 hours)
MUS 284: Masterworks for Piano (2 hours)
MUS 331: Music History I (3 hours)
MUS 332: Music History II (3 hours)

IV. Performance: Applied Lessons and Ensembles (18 hours)
MUP X15/X25: Applied Piano Lessons (7 hours)
MUP X16/X26: Applied Organ Lessons or Harpsichord Lessons (2 hours)
Ensemble: MUP 101, 102, 103, or 104 (5 hours - 4 hours must be MUP 101)
MUP 105/106: Voice Class or Applied Voice Lessons (1 hour)
MUS 310: Practical Skills for the Working Pianist (3 hours)

V. Integrate knowledge (5 hours)
MUS 470: Senior Seminar (3 hours)
MUP 471: Senior Recital (2 hours)

Elective hours (3 hours):
Any combination of MUP or MUS courses exclusive of applied lessons to total 3 hours.

Organ Emphasis Track (48 total credit hours):

I. Music Fundamentals (9 hours)
MUS 181: Foundation of Music (3 hours)
MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)
MUS 280: Advanced Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)

II & III. Music History and Style (14 hours)
MUS 282: Form and Analysis (3 hours)
MUS 150: From Bach to Rock (3 hours)
     or MUS 215: Women, Music, and Culture (3 hours)
MUS 331: Music History I (3 hours)
MUS 332: Music History II (3 hours)
MUS 340: Organ Literature (2 hours)

IV. Performance: Applied Lessons and Ensembles (17 hours)
MUP X16/X26: Applied Organ Lessons (7 hours)
     (two hours of applied organ may be satisfied by MUP X15/X25)
Ensemble: MUP 101, 102, 103, or 104 (8 hours - 4 hours must be MUP 101)
MUP 105/106: Voice Class or Applied Voice Lessons (2 hour)
MUS 310: Practical Skills for the Working Pianist (3 hours)

V. Integrate knowledge (5 hours)
MUS 470: Senior Seminar (3 hours)
MUP 471: Senior Recital (2 hours)

Minor Requirements: Music (18 total credit hours)

MUS 181: Foundations of Music (3 hours)
MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality (3 hours)
MUS 150: From Bach to Rock (3 hours)
     or MUS 215: Women, Music, and Culture (3 hours)
Ensembles: MUP 101, 102, 103, or 104 (4 hours - 2 hours must be MUP 101)
Applied lessons in the same instrument - voice or piano class are acceptable (2 hours) 
Music Elective - any MUS or MUP class(es) (3 hours)

Resources for Non-Majors. Music courses available to all students include private music instruction, music ensembles, and a variety of topic courses. Music students and faculty appear regularly in recitals. Concerts, recitals, workshops, and master classes by guest artists are offered for the College and community.

Two choral ensembles with strong traditions of excellence are open to all Wesleyan students. The Concert Choir is the larger ensemble and performs concerts each semester for the campus and community. The Wesleyannes, the smaller group, is an auditioned chamber chorus; this ensemble gives frequent performances throughout the school year both on and off campus. An annual concert tour is a tradition for both organizations. There is also an instrumental ensemble open to the general student population by audition.

Postgraduate Opportunities. Students who major in music may pursue graduate study in a variety of specialized music areas such as performance, church music, music history, or music teaching. Many find employment in a church as singer, organist, and/or choir director. Graduates often establish studios for private teaching. The training and discipline received through music study can provide an excellent foundation for graduate work in humanities and social science areas as well.

Concerts and Recitals/Attendance. Opportunities abound for the student to hear music at Wesleyan. Music faculty and students perform often. The College offers a series of convocations and other programs which bring artists to campus. The Macon Concert Association presents an annual concert series in Porter Auditorium with tickets available to students without charge.

The Music Department considers attendance at concerts, masterclasses, and recitals to be an essential part of the music student's education. Therefore, students enrolled in private study are required to attend designated events. This requirement is reflected in the student's applied music grade.

Performing Opportunities. Master classes are offered in voice, organ, and piano. Performance classes and department recitals provide the student opportunities to perform before an audience of her peers. The Concert Choir, Wesleyannes, and Instrumental Ensemble offer concerts for the community each term and often feature solo performers. The music faculty endorses performances as a vital and indispensable part of music learning. However, a student must obtain the permission of her applied primary instructor before accepting a public performance engagement.

Music (MUS) Course Descriptions

MUS 100: Introduction to Piano and Musicianship.
Goal: To introduce students to basic musical concepts and develop basic piano-playing skills.
Content: Students will learn basic musical concepts, including reading musical notation and recognizing scales, intervals, and basic harmony through the piano. Students will also learn to use the piano as a means for musical expression and performance.
Taught: Fall.
Prerequisite: None.
Gen Ed Category: Exploring; Thinking and Expressing Creatively; (FA).
Credit: 3 hours.
 

MUS 150: From Bach to Rock.
Goal: To provide students with an historical overview of the way in which music has developed in our culture, from the earliest examples until today.
Content: Students will learn about the elements and principles common to all types of music. Stylistic periods, genres, composers, and specific pieces will be studied throughout the course. The music will also be examined as a product of the particular cultural and political climate in which it was conceived.
Prerequisite: None.
Taught: Regularly.
Gen. Ed. Category: Exploring; Historical Events & Phenomena; (FA).
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 181: Foundations of Music.
Goal: To introduce students to basic musical concepts.
ContentStudents will develop and understanding of musical notation, scales, intervals, and basic harmony, and will learn to use the keyboard and solfege as tools for studying music.
Taught: Fall.
Credit: 3 hours. 

MUS 182: Harmony and Tonality.
Goal: This course will focus on understanding the compositional process in common practice Western music as well as developing the skills of sight singing and ear training.
Content: This course deals with harmony, the sound that results from the combination of two or more pitches, and how it was handled by the great composers of Western music. Understanding will be gained by analyzing music as well as the writing of short musical examples.
Taught: Spring.
Prerequisite: MUS 181.
Credit: 3 hours. (the class will meet 5 days a week).

MUS 215: Women, Music, and Culture.
Goal: To challenge students to engage actively and to think critically about women's roles and the power of perspective in historical narrative. Students will learn how to listen and analyze a number of musical styles and genres, as well as consider issues such as gender and control in music and how women are perceived cross-culturally.
Content: This course will examine the contributions of women involved in the world of music, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, and educators. The course will cover the major historical music periods as well as a number of popular and world music styles. 
Taught: Regularly.
Gen Ed. Category: Synthesizing Perspectives; Women's Experiences; (FA).
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as WST 215.

MUS 278: Teaching Children Through Music.
Goal: To prepare classroom teachers to conduct appropriate music activities and to teach music effectively in grades P-5.
Content: Basic music concepts, skills, and materials appropriate for elementary school children in the classroom.
Taught: Spring. Alternate years.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 280: Advanced Harmony and Tonality.
Goal: This course will focus on a more advanced understanding of the compositional process in common practice Western music as well as further developing the skills of sight-singing and ear training.
Content: The goal of this course is to expose students to more advanced harmonic procedures, such as secondary dominants, modulations, and borrowed chords, as well as techniques used in modern music. These goals will be accomplished by analyzing music as well as the writing of short musical examples and more extended compositions.
Taught: Fall.
Prerequisites: MUS 182.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 282: Form and Analysis.
Goal: An exploration of the principles governing large-scale musical organization from Renaissance polyphony to the Innovative approaches to musical form in the 20th century.
Content: The course develops understanding of contrapuntal forms In the Renaissance and Baroque (including fugue), Classical forms such as sonata and rondo and their expansion In the Romantic era, as well as formal procedures In modern music. Aural and visual recognition of composers, compositional processes, and genres will be emphasized.
Taught: Spring.
Prerequisites: MUS 280.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 284: Masterworks for Piano.
Goal: To provide students with a historical overview of the piano and its predecessors.  To trace the development of Keyboard Literature through different periods and styles in Western music, spanning from the Baroque to Contemporary Art Music.  To recognize major works of Keyboard Literature by their main themes, structure and style.  To develop understanding and knowledge of Piano Repertoire for teaching purposes.  Each student will embark on an in-depth study of one significant work in the Repertoire and complete a research project/oral presentation as the culmination of her study.
Content: Examining and contextualizing the Western Pianist's Canon while also exploring works that are innovative and/or outside the accepted canon.
Taught: Fall. Alternate years.
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Applied Piano study or by permission of the Instructor.
Credit: 2 hours.

MUS 286: Diction for Singers.
Goal: To learn correct pronunciation and articulation for singing in English, Italian, Latin, French, German, and Spanish. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) will be an integral tool in this process.
Content: The literature covered will include pieces from choral and solo vocal literature in various languages.
Taught: Alternate years.
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Applied Voice.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 310: Practical Skills for the Working Pianist.
Goal: To introduce students to a variety of commonly needed practical skills typically encountered by a working pianist and teacher. Topics addressed will include Sightreading Solo Piano Literature, Piano Ensemble Literature, Vocal and Instrumental Accompaniment, Figured Bass, Hymn Playing, Reading Choral Scores, Improvisation in Classical and Jazz/Pop contexts, etc. Extant sightreading skills will be improved through systematic analysis and methodical practice of short excerpts. Students will collaborate and perform together in repertoire for 4-8 hands. Upon completing the course, students will have gained substantial experience and flexibility in their ability to function in various situations as pianist. 
Content: Various examples from musical literature, from Baroque figured bass to Contemporary Jazz and Pop charts.
Taught: Spring. Alternate years.
Prerequisite: At least 3 years experience playing piano or Permission of Instructor.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 315: History of Vocal Literature, Performance and Style.
Goal: A study of solo vocal literature from a historical perspective with emphasis upon performance and style. Students will be expected to develop a vocabulary for discussing and writing about this repertoire; oral presentations are included.
Content: Italian, German, French, British, Spanish and American song repertoire will be explored. Women composers and their contributions to vocal literature will be highlighted.
Taught: Alternate years.
Prerequisite: MUS 181 and MUS 182.
Credit: 2 hours.

MUS 331, 332: History of Music I, II.
Goal: To introduce students to the major stylistic periods of music in western civilization through the study of musical scores and recordings, as well as assigned texts. To explore the intersections of western and non-western music traditions in the development of musical style. To introduce students to the methodology of music history through the selecting of an area of interest, surveying the available literature on the subject, and presenting the information in both written and oral communication. 
Content: Music from the Middle Ages through the mid-eighteenth century will be explored in MUS 331. MUS 332 begins with music of the Viennese Classicists and concludes with music from the modern era.
Taught: Fall, Spring. Alternate years.
Prerequisite: For 331, MUS 181 and 182 or permission of Instructor. For 332, MUS 331 or permission of Instructor.
Credit: 3 hours.

MUS 340: Organ Literature.
Goal: To acquaint students with the body of literature available to organists from the 16th century through the present. Students will study works intended for concert use as well as those designed for liturgical purposes.
Content: A survey of organ literature from the earliest known examples through the present.
Taught: As needed.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
Credit: 2 hours.

MUS 396: Special Topics in Music.
Goal: To offer the student opportunities to pursue fields of study outside of traditionally offered courses.
Content: An in-depth examination of a special area of music. Topics offered vary from time to time. Representative topics include music composition, conducting, choral repertoire, women in music, workshop in opera/musical theatre, etc. 
Taught: Offered occasionally.
Credit: 3 hours. A student may take a maximum of six to eight semester hours (two courses) of special topics in any one field. 

MUS 451: Directed Independent Study.
Goal: To permit the student to explore a topic of study not covered in the regular course structure. To encourage a concentrated course of study for the serious and independent student.
Content: Varies according to interest of student; to be agreed upon by student and professor, with the approval of the program director.
Taught: Offered occasionally.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and program director.
Credit: 1-6 hours.

MUS 452: Field Study.
Goal: To offer the student the opportunity for workplace experience related to music.
Content: Practical work in the area of music.
Taught: Offered occasionally.
Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty advisor and the faculty sponsor.
Credit: 1-12 hours.

MUS 470: Senior Seminar.
Goal: To provide a capstone course for majors in which students complete a significant research project and explore options for potential career paths or possible educational endeavors.
Content: Study and discussion of music research methods, and of career possibilities and professional work environments/expectations. Students will give an oral presentation of their projects at the end of the semester. 
Taught: Fall.
Prerequisites: Senior status.
Credit: 3 hours

Music Performance (MUP) Course Descriptions

MUP 101: Concert Choir.
Goal: Students will be taught to sing well and express creatively within the context of a choral ensemble. Focus will be given to musicianship, vocal technique, diction and interpretation. The importance of musical discipline will be emphasized in rigorous rehearsals. A high priority is placed on the responsibility of the individual singer to the ensemble.
Content: Repertoire will be chosen from various styles and languages. Emphasis is placed upon individual accuracy, vocal development and cooperation through participation as a member of the ensemble. Artistry and  expressive communication is demonstrated by the combined efforts of the whole ensemble in various performances.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and permission of instructor.
Grading: Letter grade based on participation, including rehearsal attendance.
Gen. Ed. Category: Exploring; Thinking and Expressing Creatively; (FA).
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat this course for a total of 8 hours credit. Course fee required for rental of concert attire. 

MUP 102: Wesleyannes.
Goal: Students are given the opportunity to experience singing in a chamber ensemble, with a high level of musical understanding and expressiveness. Music is often performed from memory and without a conductor, placing greater responsibility upon the members of the ensemble. Focus is given to continued development of vocal technique and musicianship.
Content: A variety of repertoire, including popular as well as more serious styles. Frequent performing opportunities on the campus and in the community. 
Taught: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Annual audition from among students who have satisfactorily completed at least two semesters of concert choir, including the spring tour or permission of instructor.
Grading: Letter grade based on participation, including rehearsal attendance.
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat this course for a total of 8 hours credit. Course fee required for rental of concert attire. 

MUP 103: Instrumental Ensemble.
Goal: To give students an opportunity to perform and express creatively in an instrumental ensemble.
Content: Music literature for the instrumentation of the ensemble. Artistry and expressive communication is demonstrated by the combined efforts of the whole ensemble in various performances.
Taught: Fall; Spring.
Prerequisite: Audition demonstrating music literacy and technical facility on an appropriate musical instrument.
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat this course for a total of 8 hours credit.

MUP 104: Percussion Ensemble.
Goal: To give students an opportunity to perform and express creatively in an ensemble 
Content: Students will be taught the basic rudiments of rhythm and will be asked to develop rhythmic skill in combination with various types of percussion instruments. Students will be given individual attention but will also be asked to perform pieces in combination with other students as an ensemble. Types of instruments to be used will include various types of drums, keyboard percussion instruments (xylophone, bells, etc.), and numerous auxiliary percussion instruments.
Taught: Fall; Spring
Prerequisite: None.
Gen. Ed. Category: Exploring; Thinking and Expressing Creatively; (FA).
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat this course for a total of 8 hours credit.

MUP 105, 106: Voice Class.
Goal: To acquaint students (non-voice majors) with the various aspects of vocal technique that combine to produce a good singing voice; to enhance students’ ability to control performance anxiety; and to encourage self-expression and to enhance students’ ability to communicate effectively in front of a group. Students are encouraged to take both semesters in order to build and retain skills learned in these courses.
Content: Study of a variety of vocal music.
Taught: Fall (105), Spring (106).
Prerequisite: MUP 105 or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for MUP 106.
Gen. Ed. Category: Exploring; Thinking and Expressing Creatively; (FA).
Credit: 1 hour.

MUP 107, 108: Piano Class.
Goal: To introduce students to playing the piano and to develop technical skills and musicianship. Students are encouraged to take both semesters in order to build and retain skills learned in these courses.
Content: Reading rhythmic and pitch notation, playing melodies with chordal accompaniments and simple countermelodies. Playing of melodies and accompaniments from vocal literature.
Taught: Fall (107), Spring (108).
Prerequisite: MUP 107 or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for MUP 108.
Gen. Ed. Category: Exploring; Thinking and Expressing Creatively; (FA).
Credit: 1 hour.

MUP 110: Musical Theatre Song Workshop.
Goal: To provide students opportunities to work on and perform solo and ensemble repertoire from musical theatre.
Content: Participation in rehearsal and performance of musical theatre repertoire from 1940's to present day. Content will vary.
Taught: Spring. Alternate years.
Prerequisite: None.
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat this course two times for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

MUP 201: Music Performance and Production.
Goal: To provide students with staged musical performance experiences.
Content: Participation in rehearsal and production of operas, operettas, musical theater pieces, or scenes programs. Content will vary.
Taught: Spring. Alternate years.
Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor.
Credit: 1 hour.

MUP 471: Senior Music Recital.
Goal: To encourage and develop musical, artistic, and technical skill at an advanced level and to develop the understanding and stamina required to plan and execute a solo recital.
Content: Repertoire from a wide range of periods and genres. Concert and master class attendance is required. A recital pre-hearing must be passed four weeks before the scheduled recital date.
Taught: Spring or as needed.
Prerequisites: 7 semesters of applied instruction in the same instrument and/or permission of instructor.
Credit: 2 hours (55-minute lesson applied music fee required). Students may repeat this course 2 times for a maximum of 2 credit hours for each track declared.

Music Performance (MUP) - Applied Lessons (Fee required)

MUP 111 – 211 – 311 – 411:  Applied Percussion Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 121 – 221 – 321 – 421:  Applied Percussion Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on a percussion instrument.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 112 – 212 – 312 – 412: Applied Woodwind Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 122 – 222 – 322 – 422: Applied Woodwind Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on a woodwind instrument.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 113 – 213 – 313 – 413: Applied Brass Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 123 – 223 – 323 – 423: Applied Brass Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on a brass instrument.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level..

MUP 114 – 214 – 314 – 414: Applied Voice Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 124 – 224 – 324 – 424: Applied Voice Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively in voice.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 115 – 215 – 315 – 415: Applied Piano Lessons (half-hour lesson).
MUP 125 – 225 – 325 – 425: Applied Piano Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on piano.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 116 – 216 – 316 – 416: Applied Organ Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 126 – 226 – 326 – 426: Applied Organ Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on organ.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level.
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 117 – 217 – 317 – 417: Applied Harpsichord Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 127 – 227 – 327 – 427: Applied Harpsichord Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on the harpsichord.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods preferred. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 118 – 218 – 318 – 418: Applied String Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 128 – 228 – 328 – 428: Applied String Lessons (55-minute lesson).
Goal: To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on a violin, viola, string bass or cello.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level.
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 119 – 219 – 319 – 419: Applied Guitar Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 129 – 229 – 329 – 429: Applied Guitar Lessons (55-minute lesson). 
Goal:
 To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively on the acoustic guitar.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Audition and/or permission of instructor or department chair preferred. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 131 – 231 – 331 – 431: Applied Composition Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 141 – 241 – 341 – 441: Applied Composition Lessons (55-minute lesson). 
Goal:
 To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively through musical composition.
Content: Techniques and styles of various genres, periods, and schools of composition. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Approval of department chair or instructor. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

MUP 132 – 232 – 332 – 432: Applied Chamber Music Lessons (30-minute lesson).
MUP 142 – 242 – 342 – 442: Applied Chamber Music Lessons (55-minute lesson). 
Goal: 
To encourage and further both musical and technical development as a means of expressing creatively through collaborative performance.
Content: Repertoire from various genres and periods. Concert and/or masterclass attendance is required.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: Approval of department chair or instructor. Students must earn 2 hours at each level before moving to the next higher level. 
Credit: 1 hour. Students may repeat each level only once for a total of two credits in each level.

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