Dec 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses by Subject


NOTE:  300- and 400-level courses are restricted to students who are sophomore-level and above.

 

Music, Applied

  
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    MUAP 147 - Clarinet

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 148 - Bassoon

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 149 - Saxophone

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 150 - Trumpet

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 151 - French Horn

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 152 - Trombone

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 153 - Euphonium

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 154 - Tuba

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 155 - Percussion-Drum Set

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 156 - Percussion-Orchestra

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 157 - Strings

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 158 - Improvisation

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 159 - Harp

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 160 - Vocal Coaching

    (.5-1 cr) MUAP 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUAP 339 - Harpsichord

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 340 - Piano

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 341 - Organ

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 342 - Guitar

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 343 - Bass Guitar

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 344 - Voice

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 345 - Flute

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 346 - Oboe

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 347 - Clarinet

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 348 - Bassoon

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 349 - Saxophone

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 350 - Trumpet

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 351 - French Horn

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 352 - Trombone

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 353 - Euphonium

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 354 - Tuba

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 355 - Percussion-Drum Set

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 356 - Percussion-Orchestra

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 357 - Strings

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 358 - Improvisation

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 359 - Harp

    (.5-1 cr) All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 360 - Vocal Coaching

    (.5-1 cr) Students will receive individualized instruction on literature, technique, and performance skills.  All MUAP courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    MUAP 397 - Junior Recital

    (.5-1 cr) During the junior year students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in music with a concentration in performance or piano pedagogy are required to present a recital on their major instrument. Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in music with a concentration in composition are required to present a program of original compositions. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 427 - Advanced Conducting - Choral

    (.5-1 cr) Further refinement of choral music conducting skills through private study. This course may be repeated for credit. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 227 .
  
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    MUAP 428 - Advanced Conducting - Instrumental

    (.5-1 cr) Further refinement of instrumental music conducting skills through private study. This course may be repeated for credit. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 227 .
  
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    MUAP 430 - Composition

    (.5-1 cr) Creative writing for a variety of media with an emphasis on developing skill and expertise in a variety of styles. This course may be repeated for credit. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 203  or Permission of Instructor.
  
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    MUAP 450 - Orchestration/Arranging

    (.5-1 cr) A study of the art of scoring for the orchestra, wind ensemble, and other instrumental ensembles. Original compositions and arrangements for these groups are written. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 205 . This course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUAP 497 - Senior Music Activity

    (.5-1 cr) All music majors are required to complete a senior music activity during the final year. Prior to the middle of the second semester of junior standing, a determination as to the nature of the activity is made by the student’s advisor after consultation with the other music staff members. The Senior Music Activity will assume the form of a recital, lecture-recital, project, or recital-project. Details are on file in the office of the department chair. All MUAP courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MCE Theory: 80-100; MCE History 80-100; PPE: Pass.

Music, Applied (Graduate)

  
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    MUAP 601 - Applied Conducting

    (1 cr) This course is a weekly lesson in advanced conducting. Students will work one-on-one with the professor to hone the technique and craft of conducting. Students will employ techniques gained here in classroom experiences with their own ensembles. Reflections of this course will appear in the student’s portfolio. Course may be repeated up to three times for credit.
  
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    MUAP 602 - Applied Accompanying

    (1 cr) Applied accompanying is a course designed primarily for keyboard majors at the graduate level. The class will focus on the improvement on piano skills in the areas of vocal and instrumental collaboration in solo and ensemble literature, sight-reading and piano ensemble literature. In addition to required repertoire for the class, students will work with the instructor to select repertoire that they are currently using in their work environment. In addition to weekly lessons, students will also be expected to attend appropriate concerts and master classes on campus, as well as four studio master class sessions throughout the semester. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of three credits.
  
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    MUAP 603 - Recital

    (1 cr) In lieu of a thesis, this recital can be combined with two credits of MUAP 601  and used as a culminating project for the master’s program. A minimum of sixty minutes of prepared music by the candidate’s school ensemble, complete with prepared scores, program notes and other research is required. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of three credits.

Music, Ensembles

  
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    MUEN 160 - Band

    (1 cr) The reading and performance of band literature and the participation in campus and off-campus concerts and programs. Activities include marching band, wind symphony, and wind ensemble. Variable credit as to the student’s responsibilities in the band. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 161 - Eurhythmics in Music Ensemble Performance

    (1 cr) Designed to provide a means through which students may learn to perform eurythmics and closely related movement activities with music ensembles. Permission of the band director.  For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 162 - Jazz Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study and performance of jazz music for the large ensemble. Idiomatic phrasing, interpretation, and improvisation are emphasized. Audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 163 - Jazz Combo

    (1 cr) Improvisational performance in the small combo setting and the development of a jazz and standard tune repertoire for both instrumentalists and vocalists is the focus of this course. Audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 164 - Woodwind Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of woodwind chamber music through performance. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 165 - Flute Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of flute ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 166 - Saxophone Quartet

    (1 cr) The study of saxophone quartet ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 167 - Brass Ensemble

    (1 cr) A study of contemporary and earlier periods of brass literature. For two or more members. Permission of the instructor.  For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 168 - Trumpet Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of trumpet ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 169 - Trombone Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of trombone ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 170 - Tuba Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of tuba ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor.  For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 171 - Percussion Ensemble

    (1 cr) Emphasis is placed on multiple-percussive techniques and literature. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 172 - Guitar Ensemble

    (1 cr) Designed to provide the guitarist with the opportunity to perform the literature for guitar ensemble, this course will also emphasize the rearranging of literature and adaptation of music for other media. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 173 - Piano Ensemble

    (1cr) Students will have the opportunity to explore repertoire for one piano (four hands, six hands, and eight hands), two pianos (four hands and eight hands), and in a small piano orchestra setting. Piano students are assigned to various groups for performances taking place both on and off campus. Additionally, students will review various levels of pedagogical piano ensemble literature for future use in their own studios. For freshmen only.  Previously titled Piano Ensemble and Accompanying. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 174 - Camerata (SA)/Aries (TB) Choir

    (1 cr) Separate soprano/alto or tenor/bass choral ensembles, covering literature from all periods of music history and occasionally performing joint works. Performance schedule includes campus and local performances. For freshmen only. Previously titled Women’s Camerata/Men’s Choir. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 175 - Masterworks Chorale

    (1 cr) Mass choir performing large choral works often with orchestra. One performance per semester. Open to all campus and community singers. No audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 176 - Chamber Singers

    (1 cr) Choral ensemble of 20 to 30 singers. Specializing in literature from all periods of music history. Performance schedule includes campus and local performances. Generally one or two performances per semester. Audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 177 - Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

    (1 cr) Ensemble of 8 to 16 covering all areas of contemporary music including jazz, blues, and Broadway. Emphasis is placed on the correct vocal style for each genre and public performance. Solo singing is highly encouraged. Active performance schedule includes on-campus performance and recruiting tours throughout the region. Rhythm section players are included as part of the group. Audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 178 - Orchestra

    (1 cr) The reading and performance of orchestral literature and the participation in campus and off-campus concerts and programs. Audition required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 179 - String Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of string chamber music through performance. Emphasis will be placed on the study of string quartet literature, but will also include other music for small string ensembles including duos, trios, and quintets. Permission of the instructor required. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 180 - Musical Theater/Opera Workshop

    (1 cr) The study of major works in the musical theater and operatic repertoire through staged productions, scene studies, and workshops. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Audition. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 182 - Symphonic Band

    (1cr) This large concert ensemble provides quality music making experiences through the performance of significant wind band literature. Concerts will be held on campus. Membership is open to all university students regardless of major, as well as faculty, staff, and community musicians. Auditions are not required. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.
  
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    MUEN 185 - Gamelan Ensemble

    (1 cr) Emphasis is placed on multiple-percussive techniques and literature. Permission of the instructor. For freshmen only. MUEN 1XX courses are repeatable to a maximum of 3 credits.
  
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    MUEN 360 - Band

    (1-3 cr) The reading and performance of band literature and the participation in campus and off-campus concerts and programs. Activities include marching band, wind symphony, and wind ensemble. Variable credit as to the student’s responsibilities in the band. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 361 - Eurythmics in Music Ensemble Performance

    (1 cr) Designed to provide a means through which students may learn to perform eurythmics and closely related movement activities with music ensembles. Permission of the band director. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 362 - Jazz Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study and performance of jazz music for the large ensemble. Idiomatic phrasing, interpretation, and improvisation are emphasized. Audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 363 - Jazz Combo

    (1 cr) Improvisational performance in the small combo setting and the development of a jazz and standard tune repertoire for both instrumentalists and vocalists is the focus of this course. Audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 364 - Woodwind Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of woodwind chamber music through performance. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 365 - Flute Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of flute ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 366 - Saxophone Quartet

    (1 cr) The study of saxophone quartet ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 367 - Brass Ensemble

    (1 cr) A study of contemporary and earlier periods of brass literature. For two or more members. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 368 - Trumpet Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of trumpet ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 369 - Trombone Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of trombone ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 370 - Tuba Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of tuba ensemble music through performance. Permission of the instructor All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 371 - Percussion Ensemble

    (1 cr) Emphasis is placed on multiple-percussive techniques and literature. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 372 - Guitar Ensemble

    (1 cr) Designed to provide the guitarist with the opportunity to perform the literature for guitar ensemble, this course will also emphasize the rearranging of literature and adaptation of music for other media. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 373 - Piano Ensemble

    (1cr) Students will have the opportunity to explore repertoire for one piano (four hands, six hands, and eight hands), two pianos (four hands and eight hands), and in a small piano orchestra setting. Piano students are assigned to various groups for performances taking place both on and off campus. Additionally, students will review various levels of pedagogical piano ensemble literature for future use in their own studios.  Previously titled Piano Ensemble and Accompanying. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 374 - Camerata (SA)/Aries (TB) Choir

    (1 cr) Separate soprano/alto or tenor/bass choral ensembles, covering literature from all periods of music history and occasionally performing joint works. Performance schedule includes campus and local performances. Previously titled Women’s Camerata/Men’s Choir. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 375 - Masterworks Chorale

    (1 cr) Mass choir performing large choral works often with orchestra. One performance per semester. Open to all campus and community singers. No audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 376 - Chamber Singers

    (1 cr) Choral ensemble of 20 to 30 singers. Specializing in literature from all periods of music history. Performance schedule includes campus and local performances. Generally one or two performances per semester. Audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 377 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble

    (1cr) Choral ensemble of 8 to 10 singers. Specializing in literature of the popular era, especially vocal jazz. Performance schedule includes campus and local performances. Generally one performance per semester. Audition required. Previously titled Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in another ensemble to take this course.
  
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    MUEN 378 - Orchestra

    (1 cr) The reading and performance of orchestral literature and the participation in campus and offcampus concerts and programs. Audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 379 - String Ensemble

    (1 cr) The study of string chamber music through performance. Emphasis will be placed on the study of string quartet literature, but will also include other music for small string ensembles including duos, trios, and quintets. Permission of the instructor required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 380 - Musical Theater/Opera Workshop

    (1 cr) The study of major works in the musical theater and operatic repertoire through staged productions, scene studies, and workshops. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Audition. This course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 381 - Chamber Orchestra

    (1 cr) The reading and performance of orchestral literature and the participation in campus and offcampus concerts and programs. Audition required. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUEN 382 - Symphonic Band

    (1cr) This large concert ensemble provides quality music making experiences through the performance of significant wind band literature. Concerts will be held on campus. Membership is open to all university students regardless of major, as well as faculty, staff, and community musicians. Auditions are not required. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.
  
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    MUEN 385 - Gamelan Ensemble

    (1 cr) Emphasis is placed on multiple-percussive techniques and literature. Permission of the instructor. All MUEN courses may be repeated for credit.

Music (Graduate)

  
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    MUSC 500 - Music Theory Pedagogy

    (3 cr) This course examines basic theoretical constructs from voice-leading through structural forms, and examines a number of analytical techniques and explores how different authors have critically examined diverse types of music. In addition, music theory/aural skills pedagogy will be examined in depth, using current pedagogical texts and pedagogical theory.
  
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    MUSC 501 - Research Methods in Music

    (3 cr) This course provides a very thorough overview of music research resources and methodology. Students will learn how to use resources effectively as a first step in building the annotated bibliography for their master’s thesis.
  
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    MUSC 502 - Graduate Seminar in Musicology

    (3 cr) This seminar will explore various contemporary issues in the field of musicology ranging from topics in music psychology and ethnomusicology to women in music. The main objective of this seminar is to help music teachers enrich and diversify their own school curricula.
  
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    MUSC 503 - Foundations of Music Education

    (3 cr) Historical, philosophical, and psychological foundations of music education, with their application to current instruction and evaluation: the study, respectively, of the progress of music education from ancient times to the present, attempts to explain why music is taught, and psychological explanations for how it is that people can learn music.
  
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    MUSC 504 - Learning and Teaching in Music Education

    (3 cr) Survey of major learning theorists and theories of learning, in application to past, but especially current trends in music curriculum, instruction, methods, and assessment.
  
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    MUSC 505 - Practicum in Music Education

    (1 cr) Clinical field experience in schools, through which they demonstrate a variety of competencies. Students demonstrate excellence in music teaching and documentation of the clinical experiences through journaling, self-critiquing, and critique from the instructor. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of three credits.
  
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    MUSC 506 - Introduction to General Music Education

    (3 cr) Survey of major approaches and materials in general music education, pre-school through adulthood, particularly those of Dalcroze, Orff Schulwerk, Kodály, and Comprehensive Musicianship. Students will explain and demonstrate skill in fashioning curriculum, unit and lesson planning, teaching lessons, and assessment.
  
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    MUSC 510 - Kodály I

    (3 cr) Study of the philosophy, curricular ideals, materials, teaching strategies, and musicianship of Kodály music education, for teaching beginning learners; includes a lab component. Students develop their own musicianship in music literacy (including use of solfe, Curwen hand signs, and rhythm syllables) and score analysis; increase their repertoire of high-quality folk songs and other music, particularly choral music; and develop skill in analysis, classification, storage, and retrieval of folk songs by creating analyzed folk song collections.
 

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