MUS - Music

College of Performing and Visual Arts

School of Music

MUS 100 Recitals, Concerts and Productions

Weekly departmental recitals. Convocations, plus a minimum of 12 major recitals, concerts and productions each semester in residence. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 104 Foundations of Music Theory

A rigorous curriculum that focuses on the foundational elements of music theory including clef reading, calligraphy, rhythmic notation, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads and diatonic chords. Extensive work in ear training and sight singing.

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MUS 113 Music Theory I

Prerequisites: Successful completion of MUS 104 or Music Theory Placement Exam or AP Test score of at least 3 on both written and aural sections. Introduction to basic diatonic harmony, phrase structure, analysis, period form and four part writing in root position. Weekly keyboard labs reinforce the coursework.

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MUS 114 Aural Skills and Sight Singing I

Prerequisites: Successful completion of MUS 104 or Music Theory Placement Exam or AP Test Score of 3 on both written and aural sections. Exercises in sight singing, rhythmic reading and dictation. Sight singing of diatonic melodies, intervals, triads. Performance of rhythmic reading exercises. Ear training includes intervals, triad types, diatonic melodies, cadences and rhythmic dictation.

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MUS 115 Music Theory II

Prerequisites: Completion of both MUS 113 and MUS 114 with grades of C- or better in each or AP Test score of at least 4 on both written and aural sections. Introduction to harmony through four-part writing. Principles of harmonic progression, modulation, diatonic seventh chords and secondary dominants are included. Analysis of Binary and Ternary forms. Weekly keyboard labs reinforce the written material.

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MUS 116 Aural Skills and Sight Singing II

Prerequisites: Completion of both MUS 113 and MUS 114 with grades of C- or better in each or by AP Test score of at least 4 on both written and aural sections. Exercises in sight singing, rhythmic reading and dictation. Sight singing of diatonic, modulating and chromatic melodies. Performance of rhythmic reading exercises which include syncopation and asymmetrical meters. Dictation includes diatonic chord progressions, diatonic and chromatic melodies, seventh chords, and rhythmic dictation with syncopation, and meters including 5/8 and 7/8.

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MUS 140 Introduction to Music

A non-technical course on the enjoyment and appreciation of music for students with little or no background. Course will be devoted to listening and disucssion of assigned listenings. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 143 Musical Styles and Context

Music in its historical and cultural contexts: stylistic development and connections to the other arts. Intended for majors and musically literate non majors with a knowledge of basic music theory. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 150 History of Rock and Roll

This course is an appreciation and social history of American popular musical culture from its beginning to the present. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 152 Writing and Scholarship in the Performing and Visual Arts

Prerequisite: ENG 122 or equivalent. Majors only. A study of the basics of communication and scholarship in music, fine arts and theatre, with emphasis on problems of style, organization, logical thinking and sources. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 160 Beginning Class Piano I

For music majors only without background in piano. Sight reading, harmonization, and piano technique.

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MUS 161 Beginning Class Piano II

Prerequisite: MUS 160 or consent of instructor. Majors only. For music majors continuing to develop reading skills, technique and style necessary for playing elementary piano music.

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MUS 204 Music Fundamentals and Experiences

For students with minimal musical background. Study of musical concepts and terminology through research, critical writing, music analysis, and performance. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 209 Introduction to Music Technology

This project orientated course introduces the language of MIDI and the basics of music sequencing and notation software. These skills allow the production of computer playback files and engraved scores.

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MUS 210 Introduction to Music Education

Prerequisite: EDFE 110 and MUS 113. Music majors only. For prospective teachers of music. Covers the history and present status of music in the schools, qualifications of music teachers and beginning instructional problems. Weekly observation and aiding required.

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MUS 211 Careers in Music

Prerequisite: Student must be accepted by the School of Music as a music major. Exploration of career possibilities through interaction with a variety of successful music professionals.

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MUS 212 Song Lyrics

A study of song lyrics from a literary perspective: includes study of figurative language, poetic devices, rhyme, etc. Critical writing skills are stressed.

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MUS 213 Music Theory III

Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 115 and MUS 116 with grades of C- or better in each. Introduction to chromatic harmony. Analysis of larger part forms.

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MUS 214 Aural Skills and Sight Singing III

Completion of MUS 115 and MUS 116 with grades of C- or better in each. Ear training and sight singing, including chromatic harmonies, chromatic melodies, modulating melodies and rhythmic dictation.

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MUS 215 Music Theory IV

Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 213 and MUS 214 with grades of C- or better in each. Introduction to musical styles and analysis techniques since 1900.

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MUS 216 Aural Skills and Sight Singing IV

Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 213 and MUS 214 with grades of C- or better in each. Ear training and sight singing skills related to musical styles since 1900.

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MUS 217 Vocal Jazz Master Class

Students will prepare, perform, and critique solo jazz vocal selections, culminating in a public performance. In-class listening to and discussion of representative vocal jazz solo recordings. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 218 Jazz Theory

Prerequisite MUS 113 and MUS 114 or consent of instructor. An exploration of harmonic syntax, melodic construction, and song forms in jazz. Course will include analysis, directed listening, and practice hearing jazz chords and chord progressions.

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MUS 219 Latin Jazz Ensemble

Audition required. The Latin Jazz Ensemble studies and performs music exclusively from the Latin Jazz tradition. The repertoire reflects both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian influences fused with jazz performance practices. Repeatable with no limitations.

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MUS 220 Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Audition required. Comprised of several guitarists and a rhythm section, the Jazz Guitar Ensemble studies and performs music from diverse jazz styles arranged for this specific combination of instruments. Repeatable with no limitations.

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MUS 221 Small Jazz Ensembles

Open to any student by audition. Groups consist of rhythm section plus three or four horns. Repeatable, no limitations. Students should have an improvisation background before audition. MUS 223 is recommended.

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MUS 223 Jazz Improvisation I

Prerequisite: MUS 218. This course is an introduction to the art of jazz improvisation. Topics will be covered through live demonstration, solo analysis, transcription, and performance.

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MUS 224 Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Audition required. Each ensemble limited to 20 voices: 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 baritones, 4 basses, plus rhythm section and horns. Sing standard jazz literature; sing scat and deal with contemporary jazz notation. Perform on and off campus. Open to any UNC student. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 225 Jazz Ensemble

Audition required. For brass, woodwind and rhythm players. Concentrates on the idioms of jazz music. Get thorough preparation for teaching at both secondary and college levels. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 228 UNC Early Music Ensemble

Consent of Instructor. UNC Early Music Ensemble performs pre-Classical Era music in a historically informed style, on period instruments whenever possible. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 230 Small Ensembles and Chamber Music

Small chamber groups that rehearse regularly and are coached by a faculty member. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 236 Individual Performance in Jazz

Consent of instructor. Private instruction in performance practice, technical study, and literature relevant to jazz. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 237 English and Italian Diction

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BME degree or Consent of Instructor. Develop pronunciation skills for speaking and singing in English and Italian, particularly through learning the International Phonetic Alphabet. Rules of grammar that affect pronunciation for poetry and song literature texts.

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MUS 238 German and French Diction

Prerequisite: For students enrolled in BME or Consent of Instructor. Develop pronunciation skills for speaking and singing in German and French, particularly through learning the International Phonetic Alphabet. Rules of grammar that affect pronunciation for poetry and song literature texts.

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MUS 239 Seminar in Music Composition I

Pre-or co-requisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114. Overview of music composition for beginning majors, prospective majors, or students interested in exploring composition. Fundamentals of composing melody, creating harmony, and formal structures explored.

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MUS 240 Seminar in Music Composition II

Pre-or co-requisite: MUS 239, MUS 115, and MUS 116. Continuation of Seminar in Music Composition I. Overview of music composition for beginning majors, prospective majors, or students interested in exploring composition. Continued exploration of the fundamentals of composition with an intensive look at works of literature related to specific compositional techniques under discussion.

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MUS 241 Perceiving the Arts

Develops and extends perception and understanding of music, theatre, visual arts, and dance. Varied art forms and media explored as integral parts of the processes of reading, attending arts events, and critical writing. (LAC)

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MUS 243 History of Music I

The history of change in music from earliest times through the 16th Century to the end of the Baroque Period with emphasis on the changes in style. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 244 History of Music II

A study of historical changes that took place in music in the Classic and Romantic Periods and the 20th Century. (LAC)

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MUS 245 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Definition, history, and scope of Ethnomusicology; its role in the study of human behavior and cultures, and its relationship with musicology, anthropology, history, culture, religion, and humanities. Survey of functional music in different socio-cultural settings. Exploration of ethnomusicological theories, research, and fieldwork study.

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MUS 247 Music Cultures of the World

Increases students' understanding and appreciation of the music of other cultures through the study of folk music and the methods of ethnomusicology. (LAC, gtP)

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MUS 248 Asian Musical Culture

Survey of the musics of the Asian continent and their roles in society, religion, history, and politics. Examines theoretical systems, modes of learning, musical instruments, ensembles, and performance practices by cultural groups. Also examines significant genres in national and folk traditions. Explores the impact of westernization and modernization on musical cultures as well as new musical practices in the world music markets of the twenty-first century.

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MUS 253 UNC Alternative Styles Ensemble

Consent of Instructor. The UNC Alternative Styles Ensemble will explore non-classical styles and performance techniques through regular rehearsals and performances. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 256 UNC European Summer Opera Programs

Audition required. Practical experience in the production and performance of a complete operatic works in professional productions in Europe. Techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage direction will be studied. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 260 Intermediate Class Piano I

Prerequisite: MUS 115, MUS 161 or consent of instructor. Functional piano for music majors with slight background in piano. Expand basic skills in sightreading, harmonization and technique to early intermediate piano level.

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MUS 261 Intermediate Class Piano II

Prerequisite: MUS 260 or consent of instructor. Develop further reading skills, techniques and styles necessary to play simple accompaniments and intermediate piano music.

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MUS 262 Class Jazz Piano

Prerequisite: MUS 161 or consent of instructor. A course for beginning jazz piano students. Study of the harmonic language of jazz, chord voicings, comping techniques, melody playing and improvisation.

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MUS 263 Studio Performance Class: Piano

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 264 Studio Performance Class: Brass or Percussion

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 265 Individual Performance in Collaborative Piano

Consent of instructor. In-depth study of repertoire and refinement of skills for the collaborative pianist. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 266 Chamber Choir

Audition Required.  The UNC Chamber Choir is a highly select auditioned vocal ensemble typically comprised of 16 to 32 performers.  The group performs a wide variety of choral chamber works in concerts throughout the year and may tour regularly. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 267 University Symphony Orchestra

Audition required. Comprised of the best string, wind, brass, and percussion players. Reads and performs standard orchestra repertoire. Performs on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 268 Chamber Orchestra

Audition required. Comprised of outstanding strings Selected winds. Performs chamber orchestra literature from Baroque to the present. Presents concerts on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 270 Individual Performance in Voice

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 271 Individual Performance in Piano

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 273 Individual Performance in Strings, Harp, or Guitar

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 274 Individual Performance in Woodwinds

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 275 Individual Performance in Brass or Percussion

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 277 Individual Instruction in Composition

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 280 Mixed Concert Choir

Audition required. Open to all students. Performs literature ranging from the classics to contemporary works. Performs concerts on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 281 Women's Glee Club

Audition required. Open to all female students. Performs on campus and joins with the Concert Choir in large masterworks with orchestra. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 282 University Singers

No audition required.  The University Singers is open to the university community and performs a wide variety of choral repertoire, from Renaissance motets to contemporary works.  Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 283 Studio Performance Class: Voice

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 284 Men's Glee Club

Audition required. Open to all male students. Performs on campus and in the community. Sings a wide variety of literature. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 285 Performance in Opera Theatre

Audition required. Practical experience in the production and performance of a complete operatic work. Techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage direction will be studied. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 286 Scene Studies in Opera

Audition required. Studying techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage deportment through the staging and performing of selected opera scenes and arias. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 288 Concert Band

Audition required. Comprised of music majors and students from other disciplines. Members perform a wide variety of interesting literature selected from standard and current repertoire. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 289 University Brass Choir

Audition required. Select performing ensemble of 21 brass and percussion students. Concentrate on literature for brass instrumental media, development of musical sensitivity, phrasing, style and intonation. Major ensemble credit. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 290 Symphonic Band

Audition required. Performs literature drawn from contemporary and traditional repertoire. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 291 Wind Ensemble

Audition required. Comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the School of Music. The ensemble performs a repertoire of works requiring from 8 to 35 performers. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 292 Marching Band

Audition required. Open to all university students. To develop marching/playing skills by utilizing current practices in marching band formation design and special marching band musical arrangements. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 293 Studio Performance Class: Strings, Harp or Guitar

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 294 Studio Performance Class: Woodwinds

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 296 Jazz Music: History and Appreciation

Study of the development of jazz music and its relationship to and influence on other popular music genres. Focus on critical listening and writing skills to develop appreciation of this art form. Open to all students. (LAC, gtP).

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MUS 301 18th Century Counterpoint

Prerequisite: MUS 215 and MUS 216. A study of counterpoint as found in the invention, canon, fugue and chorale prelude.

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MUS 302 Form and Analysis

Prerequisites: MUS 215 AND MUS 216. The study of homophonic and polyphonic forms, beginning with the motif and continuing with the analysis of the sonata, rondo and variation forms as well as the contrapuntal processes of inventions, canon, and fugue.

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MUS 303 Instrumentation

Prerequisite: MUS 215 and MUS 216. A course planned to develop knowledge and skill in arranging and orchestrating for various combinations of instruments from a few instruments to a full symphony orchestra.

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MUS 305 Music Methods for Elementary Teachers

Prerequisite: EDFE 110 or EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. This course will develop understandings and musical skills related to methodology for a multi-faceted music curriculum in the elementary classroom, including the integration of music with other disciplines.

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MUS 307 History of Instruments and Instrumental Practice

Prerequisites: Completion of MUS 215, 216, MUS 243, and MUS 244 with grades of C- or better in each. A historical study of the development of musical instruments and the performance practices associated with them.

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MUS 308 Music Workshop

Receive information about current important ideas in many fields of knowledge from authorities nationally known in their fields of specialization. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 309 Music for Video

Prerequisite: MUS 209. An introduction to skills needed for success in the music industry. Among the topics discussed will be creating "humanized" computer playback, and synchronizing computer playback to video and other sources.

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MUS 310 Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 210, EDFE 110 or EDFE 125. A comprehensive study of the teaching of music to students in elementary school general music classes. Clinical experiences required.

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MUS 311 Teaching General Music in Secondary Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 310, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Study the role and nature of required and elective general music, arts and humanities courses in junior and senior high schools.

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MUS 312 Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 210, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Examine materials, methods and procedures for teaching instrumental music in elementary schools. In-class presentations and clinical experience required.

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MUS 313 Digital Composition

(2 hours lecture) Prerequisites: MUS 209. This project oriented course gives students a professional level familiarity with electronic musical instruments. The class will focus on the production and design of synthetic and sampled sounds.

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MUS 314 Guitar in the Classroom

Music majors only or consent of instructor. Learn to play guitar, including basic folk and classical techniques. Covers development of a guitar program in public school music curriculum.

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MUS 317 Teaching Instrumental Music in Secondary Schools

Required clinical experience arranged. Prerequisite: MUS 312, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Develops understanding of skills necessary to maintain an outstanding secondary instrumental music program.

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MUS 318 Music in Early Childhood

Prerequisite: MUS 215, MUS 216 or MUS 204. Explore a broad range of teaching ideas that nurture musicality in children ages two to seven.

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MUS 319 Instrumental Techniques and Conducting

Prerequisite: MUS 215 and MUS 216 . Develop effective hand and baton technique; learn drill and various meter patterns, tempo, style, dynamics, musical terms; study and perform musical scores, using a laboratory band and orchestra.

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MUS 320 Wind Literature, Pedagogy and Conducting

Prerequisite: MUS 319. Designed to continue conducting instruction begun in MUS 319, with emphasis on wind literature and rehearsal techniques appropriate for elementary through high school bands.

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MUS 323 Choral Techniques and Conducting

Prerequisite: MUS 215 and MUS 216. Develop basic conducting technique as a choral musician. Study and apply meter patterns, preparatory beats, cueing and releases. Discuss tone production, diction, blend, score preparation and rehearsal techniques.

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MUS 324 Choral Conducting and Pedagogy for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 323, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Continuation of MUS 323, refining conducting techniques. Examines materials, methods and procedures relevant to teaching vocal music in elementary and secondary schools.

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MUS 325 Choral Methods and Literature for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 319 or MUS 323, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Examine choral literature for use with elementary through high school choral organizations.

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MUS 327 Analysis of Jazz Styles

Pre-requisite: MUS 223. Study of jazz improvisation through the analysis of transcribed solos.

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MUS 328 Jazz Improvisation II

Prerequisite: MUS 223 or consent of instructor. Continuation and expansion of materials covered in MUS 223. Application of advanced scales, chromatic harmony, and soloing concepts. Elements of swing through post-bebop styles.

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MUS 329 Stage Techniques for Singers

An introduction to techniques and requirements of stage performance: score and script analysis, elementary acting methods, character development, and stage movement.

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MUS 330 String Techniques

The study of the problems of string playing through performance on string instruments and the study of available literature for teaching strings in preparation for establishing string classes upon graduation.

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MUS 331 String Pedagogy and Literature for the Instrumental Music Teacher

Prerequisite: MUS 319, MUS 330, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Laboratory required. Additional studies in string performance and literature are presented for the instrumental B.M.E. major.

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MUS 334 Acting for Singers

Prerequisite: MUS 329 or consent of instructor. Advanced instruction in the special needs of the singer/actor: staging of arias, improvisation, freeing the voice through movement. Repeatable, may be taken two times.

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MUS 336 German Art Song

An introduction to the origins of the art song form with in-depth study of the German art song from its historical beginnings through the present day.

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MUS 338 French/Italian Art Song

Course in the performance of 19th and 20th Century French and Italian Art Song with particular emphasis upon style, technical requirements and diction.

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MUS 339 British/American Art Song

In-depth study of British and American art song. Emphasis will be on research and performance of 20th century materials.

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MUS 342 Jazz Rhythm Section Workshop

A listening workshop in jazz and commercial music for all instrumentalists. Topics will include important players, group communication, performance styles and classic rhythm sections.

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MUS 343 Recording Techniques

This course will introduce the student to the basic principles and practices of audio recording through a combination of lecture/demonstration and hands-on work in the recording studio or the computer lab.

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MUS 344 History of Jazz

Open to music majors or by consent of instructor. A detailed study of the history of jazz music from its precursors to the present. Listening and writing skills are stressed.

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MUS 346 Arranging

Prerequisite: MUS 218 or consent of instructor. Fundamental considerations in arranging music for small instrumental jazz ensembles and vocal jazz groups. Stylistic elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. Details of notation, score preparation, and layout.

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MUS 347 Advanced Arranging

Prerequisite: MUS 303 and MUS 346, or consent of instructor. Discussion of common techniques used by great arrangers. Prepares students to write arrangements for large jazz ensemble and studio orchestra.

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MUS 348 Accompanying and Coaching I

Consent of instructor. Acquaint students with necessary skills for collaborative performance through the study of listening, rhythm, sightreading, technique and 4-hand repertoire. Class performances required. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 349 Accompanying and Coaching II

Prerequisite: MUS 348/MUS 548 or consent of instructor. Acquaint students with skills needed for collaborative performance through score reduction and discussion, listening and performance of song and instrumental literature. Class performances required. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 352 Piano Pedagogy I

A one semester course concentrating on beginning piano and elementary musicianship.  The course will provide a thorough introduction to methods, materials, resources, and techniques for teaching at the elementary level.  Students will also survey a substantial amount of elementary to early intermediate piano repertoire.

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MUS 353 Piano Pedagogy II

Prerequisite:  MUS 352/552 or consent of instructor. A one semester course focusing on the intermediate to early advanced piano student curriculum.  The course will provide a thorough overview of the technical and musical requirements needed to develop students at the intermediate to early advanced level.  Students will also survey a substantial amount of intermediate to early advanced piano repertoire.

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MUS 354 Advanced Recording Techniques

Prerequisite: MUS 209 and MUS 343. Continued development of skills in audio recording and mixing through lecture and hands-on experiences. Students will collaborate on projects using a wide array of tools and recording techniques.

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MUS 356 Marching Band Techniques

Prerequisite: EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. Designed to develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to organize, administer, plan and teach marching band shows. Clinical experience required.

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MUS 360 Voice Class

Beginning instruction in solo singing, with an emphasis on strategies and materials. Intended for beginning singers and music educators. Study will involve the elements of basic vocal technique, pedagogy and solo repertoire.

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MUS 361 Single Reed and Flute Class

This course addresses fundamental issues in playing and teaching the clarinet, saxophone, and flute to assist music educators in the instruction of these instruments.

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MUS 362 Double Reed Class

This course addresses fundamental issues in playing and teaching the oboe and bassoon to assist music educators in the instruction of these instruments.

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MUS 364 Brass and Percussion Class

Prerequisite: MUS 115. Develop a teaching knowledge of the brass and percussion instruments. Acquire sufficient playing skill for purposes of demonstration.

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MUS 367 Materials and Techniques for Brass and Percussion

Required of all music majors with vocal, piano and general music emphasis (B.M.E.). Covers the teaching fundamentals of brass and percussion instruments.

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MUS 392 Music Business Internship

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Practical experience working in the music business. Internship proposal, progress report and final report required. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of three credits.

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MUS 401 Music Theory Review

Reviews tonal harmony, voice leading and analysis. Includes diatonic traids and seventh chords, modulation, chromatic harmonies and form analysis.

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MUS 402 Aural Skills Review

Reviews rhythmic dictation, melodic and harmonic dictation using diatonic through chromatic harmony. Sight singing will use moveable do and conducting.

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MUS 403 Acoustics of Music

Study of the physical properties of sound as compared with the psychoacoustical characteristics of perceived experience. Emphasis is placed on practical musical applications.

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MUS 404 Jazz Methods and Materials

Majors only. An overview of literature, methodologies, and teaching strategies for the junior high/high school music educator. Hands on experience with conducting and rehearsing literature appropriate to the age level.

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MUS 406 UNC String Project Pedagogy and Supervised Teaching Practicum

Consent of Director, UNC String Project. Specific, supervised string teaching assignments. Credit hours, not to exceed two per semester, dependent upon classroom/clinical experience hours assigned. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 410 Vocal Pedagogy

An introduction to the science and teaching of singing. Study of the skeletal system, muscles involved in breathing and phonation, vocal acoustics, and learning theories, past and present.

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MUS 414 Contemporary Issues in Music Education

Prerequisite:  MUS 310, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125.  Capstone course to prepare students for student teaching through review of topics including assessment, lesson planning, classroom management, work sample preparation, and special needs students in the music classroom.

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MUS 415 Keyboard Literature I

Sightreading at Level III or above required. The study of keyboard music from its earliest beginnings through the works of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. Offered every other year.

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MUS 416 Keyboard Literature II

Sightreading at Level III or above required. Concentrate on keyboard works from Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms through the Twentieth Century. Offered every other year.

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MUS 417 Comprehensive String Pedagogy for String Players

Prerequisite: students must have passed upper level examination and be enrolled in MUS 473 for applied lessons in violin, viola, cello or double bass. Pedagogy and practical application of technical literature from beginning through college preparatory for owed stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass). Teaching practicum is an integral part of the course.

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MUS 419 Latin Jazz Ensemble

Open to any student by audition. The Latin Jazz Ensemble studies and performs music exclusively from the Latin Jazz tradition. The repertoire reflects both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian influences fused with jazz performance practices. Repeatable with no limitations.

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MUS 420 Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Audition required. Comprised of several guitarists and a rhythm section, the Jazz Guitar Ensemble studies and performs music from diverse jazz styles arranged for this specific combination of instruments. Repeatable with no limitations.

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MUS 421 Small Jazz Ensembles

Open to any student by audition. Groups consist of a rhythm section plus 3 or 4 hours. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 422 Directed Studies in Music

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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MUS 424 Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Audition required. Each ensemble limited to 20 voices: 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 baritones, 4 basses, plus rhythm section and horns. Open to any UNC student. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 425 Jazz Ensemble

Audition required. For brass, woodwind and rhythm players. Concentrate on jazz idiom music. Get thorough preparation for teaching at both secondary and college levels. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 426 Orchestral Excerpts

Consent of instructor. Emphasis is on professional level performance of standard orchestral literature. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 430 Small Ensembles and Chamber Music

Small chamber groups that rehearse regularly and are coached by a faculty member. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 434 UNC Tablet-Laptop Band

This band composes, rehearses, and performs music on electronic devices including tablets and laptops. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 436 Individual Performance in Jazz

Consent of instructor. Private instruction in performance practice, technical study, and literautre relevant to jazz.

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MUS 444 English Diction

A course in the performance of English Song Literature with particular emphasis upon the problems of singing in one's own language.

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MUS 445 German Diction

A course in the performance of 19th and 20th century German art song, with particular emphasis upon style and diction.

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MUS 446 French Diction

A course in the performance of 19th and 20th century French art song, with particular emphasis upon style and diction.

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MUS 447 Italian Diction

A course in the performance of songs and airs written before the 19th century, with particular emphasis upon style and diction.

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MUS 448 UNC Early Music Ensemble

Consent of Instructor. UNC Early Music Ensemble performs pre-Classical Era music in a historically informed style, on period instruments whenever possible. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 450 Seminar in Student Teaching for Music Educators

Prerequisite: EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. This seminar is designed to provide student teachers in music education with pertinent information and a support system that will aid them during their field experience.

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MUS 452 Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly Choral Method in American Schools

Prerequisite: MUS 204 or MUS 310. A comparative study of Orff and Kodaly approaches to teaching music including philosophy, instructional principles, activities and current materials.

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MUS 453 UNC Alternative Styles Ensemble

Consent of Instructor. The UNC Alternative Styles Ensemble will explore non-classical styles and performance techniques through regular rehearsals and performances. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 454 Pedagogical Approaches to Keyboard Literature

Evaluate various approaches to the study of keyboard literature through student participation in teaching and performing. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 456 UNC European Summer Opera Program

Audition Required. Practical experience in the production and performance of a complete operatic works in professional productions in Europe. Techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage direction will be studied. Repeatable, No Limitations.

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MUS 460 Survey of the Music Business

An introductory course designed to develop basic business skills in the music idiom through the study of copyright law, music licensing and publishing, artist/venue management and promotion, and the recording industry.

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MUS 463 Studio Performance Class: Piano

Studio performance class is an integral compontent of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 464 Studio Performance Class: Brass or Percussion

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 465 Individual Performance in Collaborative Piano

Prerequisites: MUS 348, MUS 349, MUS 265 or consent of instructor. In-depth study of repertoire and refinement of skills for the collaborative pianist. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 466 Chamber Choir

Audition Required.  The UNC Chamber Choir is a highly select auditioned vocal ensemble typically comprised of 16 to 32 performers.  The group performs a wide variety of choral chamber works in concerts throughout the year and may tour regularly. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 467 University Symphony Orchestra

Audition required. Comprised of the best string, wind, brass, and percussion players. Reads and performs standard orchestra repertoire. Performs on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 468 Chamber Orchestra

Audition required. Comprised of outstanding strings Selected winds, performs chamber orchestra literature from Baroque to the present. Presents concerts on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 470 Individual Performance in Voice

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 471 Individual Performance in Piano

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 473 Individual Performance in Strings, Harp, or Guitar

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 474 Individual Performance in Woodwinds

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 475 Individual Performance in Brass or Percussion

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 477 Individual Instruction in Composition

Consent of instructor. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 480 Mixed Concert Choir

Audition required. Open to all students. Performs literature ranging from the classics to contemporary works. Performs concerts on and off campus. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 481 Women's Glee Club

Audition required. Open to all female students. Performs on campus and joins with the Concert Choir in large masterworks with orchestra. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 482 University Singers

No audition required.  The University Singers is open to the university community and performs a wide variety of choral repertoire, from Renaissance motets to contemporary works.  Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 483 Studio Performance Class: Voice

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 484 Men's Glee Club

Audition required. Open to all male students. Performs on campus and in the community. Sings a wide variety of literature. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 485 Performance in Opera Theatre

Audition required. Practical experience in the production and performance of a complete operatic work. Techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage direction will be studied. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 486 Scene Studies in Opera

Audition required. Studying techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage deportment through the staging and performing of selected opera scenes and arias. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 488 Concert Band

Audition required. Comprised of music majors and students from other disciplines. Members perform a wide variety of interesting literature selected from standard and current repertoire. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 489 University Brass Choir

Audition required. Select performing ensemble of 21 brass and percussion students. Concentrate on literature for brass instrumental media, development of musical sensitivity, phrasing, style and intonation. Major ensemble credit. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 490 Symphonic Band

Audition required. Performs literature drawn from contemporary and traditional repertoire. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 491 Wind Ensemble

Audition required. Comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the School of Music. The ensemble performs a repertoire of works requiring from 8 to 35 performers. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 492 Marching Band

Audition required. Open to all university students. To develop marching/playing skills by utilizing current practices in marching band formation design and special marching band musical arrangements. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 493 Studio Performance Class: Strings, Harp or Guitar

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 494 Studio Performance Class: Woodwinds

Studio performance class is an integral component of applied study. Each music major will attend a regularly scheduled session with all of the students in his or her major discipline. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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MUS 495 Special Topics in Music

A seminar covering areas in performance, research, education, history and theory that are of concern to the contemporary undergraduate student. Topics vary according to student interest and needs. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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