Course Information

 

for Music Department


The Musical Experience (MUS 100)

Credits:2

2 Hours An introductory music course with a thematic approach to music appreciation, in which each theme is described along an historical timeline. The course uses an online music library and web-based tools, and emphasizes an appreciation for music as it reflects its culture, historically and globally.

Music Fundamentals 1, 2 (MUS 110)

Credits:2

2 Hours A course in the basics of music fundamentals designed as a preliminary to the 3 - semester cycle of music theory. Students may test out of one or both sections of this course, based on their scores on the Theory Proficiency Test. Section One covers music reading skills, including tools necessary to read basic melodies and count rhythms. Section Two covers keyboard skills, including playing scales, chord progressions, and basic chord accompaniment to melodies.

Music Theory 1 (MUS 120)

Credits:3

3 Hours A course in the rudiments of music including staff notation, key signatures, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, triad inversions, chord progressions and cadences.

Applied Voice for non-music majors (MUS 155)

Credits:1

1 Hour Private instruction in voice for non-vocal majors. 1 credit = one 30-minute weekly lesson with a 30-minute weekly studio class.

Applied Voice for non-music majors (MUS 156)

Credits:1

1 Hour Private instruction in voice for non-vocal majors. 1 credit = one 30-minute weekly lesson with a 30-minute weekly studio class.

Special Studies (MUS 410)

Credits:1

Senior Performance Recital (MUS 490)

Credits:1

1 Hour Preparation for a 60-minute recital in the student's primary instrument. In addition to preparing repertoire from various periods of music history, the student will do research into the backgrounds of repertoire pieces, write program notes, create materials to publicize the recital, and recruit a support team for set up and stage management.

Special Studies (MUS 496)

Credits:1

Teaching Assistant

Special Studies in Composition (MUS 497)

Credits:2

Historical Foundations of Worship (WM 200)

Credits:2

3 hours An in-depth survey of the history of worship from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on forms and styles of worship and the cultural and philosophical/theological ideas reflected. Also includes analysis of historical worship practices and their impact on 21st century worship forms.

Contemporary Issues for Worship (WM 300)

Credits:2

2 Hours Prerequisites: CM 200, CM 201, or consent of instructor This course delves into issues related to worship ministry in the 21st century. It is taught in a non-traditional, seminar-style format with 5 - 6 evening sessions and 2 weekend seminars on campus. The first seminar is related to worship teams/bands and practical issues related to worship ministry. The class helps host this on campus and area church teams are invited to participate. The second seminar generally relates to audio, visual or computer technology used in worship and is only for students in the class.

Designing and Leading Worship (WM 350)

Credits:3

3 hours An in-depth consideration of forms and styles of planning and leading worship. Includes a weekly worship lab, with demonstrations and critiques.