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1151-4151 - Concert Choir - 1 credit hour
An ensemble that focuses on the study and performance of thematic or larger choral literature. Emphasis is on choral musicianship skills in vocal production and aural theory. Some additional rehearsals required. Membership is by audition. Course rotation: All semesters.

1161-4161 - Band - 1 credit hour
Ensemble engaged in the preparation and performance of a variety of music for wind and percussion instruments.  The band will perform occasional concerts and play for various athletic events.  Participation requires high school band experience, ability to read music, and permission of the band director.  Course rotation:   All semesters.

1171-4171 - The Lindsey Wilson College Singers - 1 credit hour
Organized on professional standards to represent the College on and off campus  as  a  performing arts  ensemble, the choir studies and performs choral music  from  all eras, specializing in sacred a cappella anthem literature. Membership is by audition. Additional rehearsals required. Co-requisite: MUSI 1151. Course rotation: All semesters.

1201 - Piano Skills I - 1 credit hour
Class instruction in piano. Sight-reading: Be able to read elementary pieces in a variety of keys and meters in the style of a single line melody, unison melody, or melody with accompaniment. Technique: 5-finger scales and positions in all major keys; I, IV and V chords in all major keys. Repertoire: Play the pieces in each appropriate unit of the text.  Functional skills: Transpose patterns up or down a whole step (or more); harmonize simple melodies with I, IV, and V chords. Create simple melodies over ostinato basses. ($50 lesson fee.) Course rotation: Varies.

1301 - Piano Skills II - 1 credit hour
Continuation of MUSI 1201. Sight-reading: Be able to read elementary pieces in a variety of keys and meters with a variety of keyboard patterns and hand positions, finger extensions and contractions, and crossing fingers in the style of a melody with accompaniment and two-voice style. Technique: One octave scales in all major and harmonic minor keys, progress to two octaves in some scales, hands together.  I, IV and V chords in white-key minors, play triads of the major scale, play all major and minor's arpeggios and inversions hand over hand. Repertoire: Play the pieces in each appropriate unit of the text. Functional skills: Transpose melodies up or down a whole step (or more), harmonize simple melodies with I, IV and V chords adding the first inversion ii chord. Create more advanced melodies over ostinato basses, and play simple tunes by ear. ($50 lesson fee.) Course rotation: Varies.

1311-4311 - Private Piano - 1 credit hour
Individual piano instruction for the student with previous study and recital performance experiences in piano. The requirement appropriate to the student's course level is contained in each syllabus. Takes students from their current level of ability and improves their technique and repertoire. Repeatable credit. ($50 lesson fee.)  Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor and/or audition.

1401 - Vocal Skills - 1 credit hour
Voice instruction with a laboratory component. Emphasis is on vocal literature, musicianship, sight-singing and basic vocal production techniques. Prerequisite: Music minor or instructor's permission. Course rotation: Varies.

1411-3411 - Private Voice - 1 credit hour
Applied voice with emphasis on development of bel canto style of vocal production. Attention is given to the development of basic voice repertoire, good vocal habits, and diction. Repeatable credit. ($50 lesson fee.) Course rotation: Varies.

1602 - Music Elements - 2 credit hours
Development of knowledge of the elements of music:  rhythms - divisions, subdivision; notation of music; keyboard geography; major scales; major key signatures; minor scales; minor key signatures; intervals; triads - root position and inversions. Note:  A prerequisite preparatory course for Music Theory I (MUSI 1613). Course rotation: Fall.

1613 - Music Theory I - 3 credit hours
Assumes the ability to read basic notation in the treble or bass clef. Scales, chords, keys, and functional harmonic progressions are studied. Skills in the areas of ear training, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are developed. Includes a lab-style component. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1602. Course rotation: Spring.

2003 - Survey of Musical Masterworks - 3 credit hours
A historical overview of music history of Western civilization from the Middle Ages to present day. Substantial listening from all periods of music will help students identify and understand basic music terms, form, style, elements, and genres. Course rotation: All semesters.

2103 - Music in American Culture I - 3 credit hours
Explores the diversity and innovation of American music and its influence in our culture. Topics include music in early North America, sacred and secular music, the African-American influence, the parallel developments of folk and ethnic music, the beginning of American popular music, and a history of country music. Course rotation: Fall.

2113 - Music in American Culture II - 3 credit hours
Explores the diversity and innovation of American music and its influence in our culture. Topics include a history of jazz from early blues to jazz in the 1990's, popular Latin music, rock and roll, popular music after 1970, music in theatre and films, and America opera and mainstream concert music. Course rotation: Spring.

2201 - Piano Skills III - 1 credit hour
Continuation of MUSI 1301 with more advanced skill level in sight-reading and technique; play all major and harmonic minor scales two octaves and play seventh chords in root position, dominant and diminished. Repertoire comparable to Arabesque and Ballade of Burgmuller or Toccatina by Kabalevsky. Accompany individual members of the piano class in vocal and instrumental solos selected from early grade collections used in public school music books. Harmonize melodies such as "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," etc. ($50 lesson fee.) Course rotation: Varies.

2203 - Music Education P-5 - 3 credit hours
Explores teaching methods and materials for classroom teachers in the elementary grades for integration of music into teaching strategies with emphasis given to multiple intelligence theory. Music foundational concepts that pertain to pitch, rhythm, scales, harmony, and keyboard orientation are included. Also listed as EDUC 2203. Course rotation: Fall.

2301 - Piano Skills IV - 1 credit hour
Continuation of MUSI 2201 with more advanced skill level in sight-reading; be able to read one or more parts of choral or instrumental literature. More technical fluency is required in performance of scales, chords, and arpeggios; continue to perfect all major and harmonic minor scales two octaves, add melodic scales; and play seventh chords in root position, dominant and diminished.  Repertoire comparable to intermediate literature: Sonatinas 1-3, Op. 36 of Clementi.  Practice transposing easier arrangements of songs in public school music texts and sacred literature.  Harmonize melodies ascending: I, V, I, V4/3, I6, IV, V7, I; Descending: I, iii, IV, I6, ii6, I6/4, V7, I.  The last semester contains an exit requirement called Piano Proficiency, which is the object of the four-course sequence. ($50 lesson fee.) Course rotation: Varies.

2533 - History of Music Literature - 3 credit hours
Introduces the lower-division music student to historical studies and prepares that student for more advanced music history survey courses. Topics will be organized by performance genres, focusing in some depth on representative works and will include significant biographical information on composers and detailed analyses with and without the scores of the selected works. Material will be taken from the Middle Ages to the modern period.  Prerequisite: MUSI 1613. Course rotation: Fall odd years.

3103 - Music in American Culture I - 3 credit hours
Explores the diversity and innovation of American music and its influence in our culture. Topics include music in early North America, sacred and secular music, the African American influence, the parallel developments of folk and ethnic music, the beginning of American popular music, and a history of country music.  In addition to demonstrating an acceptable mastery of the course historical and musical content, the student will be required to write two in-depth papers that expand and amplify the distinctive of American music beyond a "roots" designation and synthesize course content within the history of music.  Prerequisite: MUSI 2533. Course rotation: Fall.

3113 - Music in American Culture II - 3 credit hours
Explores the diversity and innovation of American music and its influence in our culture. Topics include a history of jazz from early blues to jazz in the 1990s, popular Latin music, rock and roll, popular music after 1970, music in theatre and films, and America opera and mainstream concert music. In addition to demonstrating an acceptable mastery of the course historical and musical content the student will be required to write two in-depth papers that expand and amplify the distinctives of American music beyond a "roots" designation and synthesize course content within the history of music.  Prerequisite: MUSI 2533. Course rotation: Spring.

3123 - Worship - 3 credit hours
Develops an understanding of Christian worship and church music through consideration of its biblical and historical backgrounds and through observation of its current practice. Experience in planning and conducting worship in a variety of settings. Also listed as RELI 3123. Course rotation: Spring even years.

3553 - Church Music Methods and Materials - 3 credit hours
Examines methods and materials for the administration of the church music ministry.  Primary emphasis is given to techniques for directing age-graded choral and instrumental ensembles. A conducting component is included within a practicum setting. Also explores technology applications. Prerequisite:  Music minor or permission of instructor. Course rotation: Spring odd years. 

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