• Music Students with Piano

    Music Courses at Hamline University

    MUS 1010 - MUSIC AND LANGUAGE

    Taught: summer term

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1020 - Elements of Music

    Goals: To increase students’ understanding of musical language and construction and provide performance experience. To learn to read and perform elements of rhythm, pitch, and expression, students will sing, play the piano and percussion instruments, move, compose, and improvise.

    Content: Beats and subdivisions, rhythm patterns, simple and compound meters, pitch in treble and bass clefs, intervals, scales and key signatures, primary chords.

    Taught: Annually.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1030 - Music in World Cultures

    Goals: To introduce students to the music of diverse cultures.

    Content: Classical music styles from India, China, Africa, and other cultures will be contrasted with music from Europe, the Americas, and other parts of the world. All will be related to current classical and popular traditions.

    Taught: Annually.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1070 - Beginning Class Voice

    Goal: Learn basic vocal production and singing techniques.

    Content: Breathing, sound production, diction, vowel placement, ensemble basics.

    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1080 - Music History Abroad

    Goals: To study the composers, compositions, and styles on-site through traveling in Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, and other countries.

    Content: Italian music from Palestrina to Verdi; music of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Liszt, and others. MUS 1080 can count for breadth of study for music majors.

    Taught: January term and extended May term.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1100 - Survey of Western Music

    Goals: To establish a vocabulary for musical understanding and discussion; to establish a foundational knowledge of Western Classical music history; to become familiar with selected works from this repertoire; to introduce students to traditional musics of other selected cultures.

    Content: Recordings, supplemented with readings.

    Taught: Annually.

    Note: This course is the same course as MUS 1100: Introduction to Music. The course title changed to Survey of Western Music effective Fall 2009. If you have already completed MUS 1100: Introduction to Music, you cannot repeat this course.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1130 - University Women’s Chorale

    Content: A women’s chorus performing a wide variety of secular and sacred repertory from ancient to modern. One or two concerts are given each semester.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 1210 - Beginning Class Piano

    Goals: To develop basic keyboard skills and music fundamentals.

    Content: Music notation, sight reading, intervals, rhythm and meter, scale and triad building, harmonization, elementary repertory, and improvisation.

    Taught: Annually, fall term.

    Counts towards breadth of study requirement for music performance majors.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1220 - Advanced Beginning Class Piano

    Goals: Continuation of MUS 1210. This course prepares students for intermediate class piano study and Music Theory.

    Content: Scales and triads, chord progressions, sight-reading, transposition, elementary repertory, and improvisation.

    Taught: Annually, spring term.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1210 or equivalent training.

    Counts towards breadth of study requirement for music performance majors.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music 

    MUS 1250 - Invitation to the Opera

    Goals: To introduce students to the practice and history of opera.

    Content: The chronology of opera in western music will be described. Examples of live and video-taped performance will be examined critically.

    Taught: Spring, alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1410 - Indonesian Music and Cultures

    Crosslisted
    (Listed under Anthropology; ANTH 1410).

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music, Anthropology

    MUS 1415 - Africa, Music, and Cultural Production

    Crosslisted
    (Listed under Anthropology: ANTH 3410).

    Department: Music, Anthropology

    MUS 1420 - African Ensemble

    Crosslisted
    (Listed under Anthropology: ANTH 3420)

    Department: Music, Anthropology

    MUS 1600 - Class Violin

    Goals: This 1000 level course is intended for students who would like to develop their violin technique and explore alternative styles, such as bluegrass, Irish, and other ethnic fiddle traditions.

    Content: Students will meet weekly as a class to work on pieces which will be performed at the end of the semester in a student recital.

    Note: Beginning violin students are welcome, as well as students with some violin experience. Note-reading is helpful but not required.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 1750 - Class Guitar

    Goals: To learn basic folk and classical guitar techniques.

    Content: Basic technical skills and varied guitar literature.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3070 - Advanced Class Voice

    Goals: Continuation of MUS 1070: Beginning Class Voice; work on more advanced vocal production and singing techniques.

    Content: Breathing, sound production, diction, vowel placement, ensemble singing.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1070 or equivalent training (permission of instructor)

    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3080 - Percussion Ensemble

    Goal: To develop techniques of instrumental playing and interpersonal communication that will improve a student’s ability to collaborate with others in the process of making music.

    Content: Students will practice musical literature from a variety of eras and genres, written for/transcribed for the ensemble. They will experience collaborative small group work towards the common goal in interpreting the music with accuracy and affect and preparing it for performance.

    Prerequisites: Membership in Winds, Orchestra, or Lessons, or permission of instructor.

    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: 0.5 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3090 - Flute Choir

    Goal: To develop techniques of instrumental playing and interpersonal communication that will improve a student’s ability to contribute, lead, and collaborate with others in the process of making music.

    Content: Under the guidance of the flute instructor, students will practice musical literature from a variety of eras and genres, written for/transcribed for flute ensembles. They will experience collaborative small group work towards the common goal of interpreting the music with accuracy and affect and preparing it for performance.

    Prerequisites: Membership in Winds, Orchestra, or Performance Studies, or permission of instructor.

    Students must supply their own instrument.

    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: 0.5 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3120 - A Cappella Choir

    Content: Performance of sacred and secular repertory from the sixteenth century to the present. Several concerts are given each semester, with international tours every four years.

    Prerequisite: Members chosen by audition.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3140 - Hamline Winds

    Content: Musical experience for woodwind, brass, and percussion players through rehearsal and performance of original wind band literature as well as quality transcriptions. Repertoire covers three centuries. Ensemble experience includes small chamber ensembles (3 to 10 players) of like instrumentation, mixed instrumentation, and sectional choirs.

    Prerequisites: None. Placement auditions at start of term.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3150 - Jazz Ensemble

    Content: Students study, improvise, and perform music in the jazz and popular idiom, with both vocal and instrumental combos formed from the larger group. Performance opportunities include the annual Swing Dance, high school and college JazzFests, and local venues.

    Prerequisites: None. Placement auditions at start of term.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3160 - Hamline Orchestra

    Content: Students study and perform orchestral repertoire from the 18th century to the present. In string and wind sectionals, students explore orchestral excerpts, conducting, and repertoires for single families of instruments.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3170 - Chamber Music

    Content: Various small ensembles of strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard. Designed for advanced players, chamber music requires individual preparation for rehearsals, coaching sessions, and performances.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3190 - Accompanying

    Content: Coaching in the piano accompaniment of vocal and instrumental performers for recitals and juries.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    Credits: 1 credit

    Department: Music

    MUS 3300 - Topics in Performance Literature

    Goals: To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the historical development, major forms, major composers, stylistic changes and technical developments of particular areas of music. (Chamber music, symphonies, piano music, etc.)

    Content: Representative compositions from Renaissance era through the present. The general styles, individual composers and compositions are studied in detail through readings, score identification, and listening identification.

    Taught: Alternate years

    Note: Topics rotate – see current semester schedule.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3310 - Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Music

    Goals: Designed for nonmajors and majors, the course will explore diverse issues in early music. The dominance of the Church, the rise of the “secular,” the impact of the doctrines of “courtly love,” and the contexts of the other arts and politics; these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period.

    Content: Representative compositions from Gregorian chant to Palestrina.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3320 - Topics in Baroque Music

    Goals: Designed for non-majors and majors, the course will explore issues in 17th and 18th century music. The domination of language and its impact on opera, the age of Kepler, Newton, and Galileo running parallel to the new flowering of instrumental music; these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period.

    Content: Representative compositions from Monteverdi to Bach and Handel.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3330 - Topics in Classical and Romantic Music

    Goals: Designed for non-majors and majors, the course will explore issues in 18th and 19th century music. The impact of the enlightenment and the American and French Revolutions, the differentiation of concepts of Classicism and Romanticism, the import of late 19th century thought (Darwin, Marx, Freud); these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period.

    Content: Music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Billings, Brahms, Wagner, and others.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3340 - Topics in Twentieth-Century Music

    Goals: Designed for non-majors and majors, the course will explore issues in the music of the 20th century. The impact of wars, of political systems, of technology, of gender and race, the import of expressionism, of impressionism, of technical systems, and of the conflict between classical and popular cultures; these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period.

    Content: American music, serialism, electronic music, new structural principles.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3350 - Music History I

    Goals: Provide students with a rigorous knowledge of the chronology of music history. Ability to read music required.

    Content: A detailed survey from the time of the Greeks to the early 18th century.

    Taught: Alternate years, fall term.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3360 - Music History II

    Goals: Provide students with a rigorous knowledge of the chronology of music history. Ability to read music required.

    Content: A detailed survey from the early 18th century to the mid-19th century.

    Taught: Alternate years, spring term.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3370 - Music History III

    Goals: Provide students with a rigorous knowledge of the chronology of music history. Ability to read music required.

    Content: A detailed survey from the mid-19th century to the present.

    Taught: Alternate years, fall term.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3400 - Dalcroze Eurhythmics

    Goals: Develop active listening skills, coordination of body and mind, internalization of rhythm, melody, harmony, and improvisation skills.

    Content: Eurhythmics exercises in beat, twice as fast/slow, rhythmic patterns, simple and compound meter, complementary rhythm, phrase, measure shape (anacrusis-crusis-metacrusis)

    Taught: Annually, fall term.

    Prerequisite: Familiarity with note reading.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3410 - Theory of Music I: The Language of Music

    Goals: Develop a basic knowledge of tonal harmony.

    Content: Musical analysis, basic harmonic progression, principles of voice leading, elements of composition, sight-singing, and aural training including computer-based instruction.

    Taught: Annually, spring term.

    Prerequisites: MUS 1210 and 1230. MUS 1230 may be taken concurrently.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3420 - Theory of Music II: Techniques of Analysis & Composition

    Goals: Intermediate development of written and aural skills.

    Content: Harmonic progression, seventh chords, modulation, composition in small forms, and aural training including harmonic dictation. Elements of style analysis.

    Taught: Annually, fall term.

    Prerequisite: MUS 1220 and MUS 3410.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3430 - Theory of Music III: Chromatic Harmony

    Goals: To develop advanced skills in theory for music majors.

    Content: Chromatic harmony, analysis of musical forms, style analysis, and aural analysis and composition.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3420.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 3450 - Arranging, Orchestration, and Computer Notation

    Goals: Develop skills in arranging and orchestrating music through the use of the latest computer notation software.

    Content: Techniques of arranging music for various combinations of instruments and voices using computer notation.

    Prerequisite: MUS 3410.

    Credits: 2 credits

    Department: Music 

    MUS 3500 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Voice

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3510 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Piano

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3520 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Organ

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3530 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Harpsichord

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3540 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Guitar

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3550 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Flute

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3560 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Oboe

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music music

    MUS 3570 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Clarinet

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3580 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Saxophone

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3590 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Bassoon

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3600 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Violin

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3610 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Viola

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3620 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Cello

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3630 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Double Bass and/or Jazz Bass

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3640 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Trumpet

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3650 - Advanced Level Performance Studies French Horn

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3660 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Trombone

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3670 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Tuba

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3680 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Baritone Horn

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3690 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Harp

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3700 - Advanced Level Performance Studies Percussion

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3710 - Composition–Popular Music

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites: Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3720 - Composition–Classical Music

    Compose original works for solo players, chamber music, and/or works for orchestra, band, choir.

    Prerequisites: Competence in the traditional language of music is required. Theory of Music I or Arranging and Orchestration are recommended.
    Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.


    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 3730 - Composition–Jazz

    Increase students’ understanding of functional form and harmony in jazz composition through analysis of classic and modern jazz literature. To gain a deeper realization of these principles through application of these conventions in composing new works. To begin to develop an individual and original voice through composition in jazz.

    Prerequisites: Competence in the traditional language of music is required. Theory of Music I or Arranging and Orchestration are recommended.
    Intermediate performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition). Audition required.

    Note: Student may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: Credits: Credits: Two credits for nonmajors (12 half-hour lessons). Upon declaration of major, four-credit lessons are recommended (12 one-hour lessons).

    Department: Music

    MUS 5330 - Topics in Classical and Romantic Music

    Goals: Designed for Artist Diploma candidates, the course will explore issues in 18th and 19th century music. The impact of the enlightenment and the American and French Revolutions, the differentiation of concepts of Classicism and Romanticism, the import of late 19th century thought (Darwin, Marx, Freud); these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period. These matters will be related to actual performance.

    Content: Music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, and others.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 5340 - Topics in Twentieth Century Music

    Goals: Designed for Artist Diploma candidates, the course will explore issues in 20th century music. The impact of wars, of political systems, of technology, of gender and race, the import of expressionism, of impressionism, of technical systems, and of the conflict between classical and popular cultures; these and others will be studied in their relationship to specific musical works of the period. These matters will be related to actual performance.

    Content: American music, serialism, electronic music, new structural principles.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 5510 - Advanced Level II Performance Studies Piano

    Goals: Develop solo performance ability.

    Prerequisites:

    Advanced performing and sight-reading ability and participation in an ensemble (ensemble experience not required for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, or Composition).
    At least four semesters of 3000 level Performance Studies or equivalent.
    Audition and signature of the Chair required.

    Note: Students may not register for private lessons at other ACTC colleges.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 5930 - Senior Musical Arts Project

    Goals: Develop a paper, recordings, or another project appropriate to the discipline of music.

    Content: Student works closely with instructor to develop, research, or otherwise prepare this capstone project.

    Taught: Every semester.

    Prerequisites: Senior music major with musical arts concentration.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music

    MUS 5940 - Senior Recital

    Goals: To prepare and perform a recital representative of a student’s best work.

    Content: Together, teacher and student select appropriate repertoire to be performed.

    Taught: Every semester.

    Prerequisite: Senior music major or consent of instructor.

    A writing-intensive component may be selected with permission from the faculty advisor.

    Credits: 4 credits

    Department: Music