2002 - 2003 Music Courses

MUSC

105, 305

Ensembles, LE

(1-3)

A performance-oriented course that involves the singer or instrumentalist with several styles including classical, popular, musical theatre, and folk music. An audition may be necessary, and auditioned ensembles may have MUSC 120 as a prerequisite. Ensembles may be repeated for credit.

MUSC

110

Survey of Music, LE

(3)

An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the styles of music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century periods. Significant works from these eras are examined, and conclusions are drawn as to the composer's intent for creating each work.

MUSC

120

Music Fundamentals

(3)

A course designed to meet the needs of the college student in basic music theory. Salient features of the course are the study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music. Integrated with these studies are sight-singing, rhythm, and dictation exercises. Prerequisite: MUSC 121A or consent of instructor.

MUSC

121, 221

Group Instruction I, II (Piano, Voice, Percussion, Guitar)

(2)

Courses in group instruction are designed for the beginning musician and music minors who cannot pass the piano proficiency exam. Basic music skills and knowledge are taught, including note reading, rhythm, scales, chords, interpretation, and style.

MUSC

130, 230

Musicianship I, II

(2)

This course is designed to develop basic musical skills by studying sight-singing, rhythm, and ear training (through melodic and rhythmic dictation). Prerequisite: MUSC 120.

MUSC

190, 290, 390

Private Lessons I, II, III

(1-2)

A student may enroll for one half-hour or one-hour private lesson each week and receive one or two credit hours respectively. Registration requires a special application form which can be obtained from the Music Department office in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. A $100 per-credit-hour fee is required for non-music minors. Enrollment is open to all Westminster College students, faculty and staff. No audition is required. College credit is available for multiple semesters.

MUSC

200FN

Fine Arts Foundation Course: Experiencing the Arts, LE

(4)

The Liberal Education Foundation course in the Fine Arts is an exploration of the major art traditions and how they interrelate and influence each other. This course is distinctive in that it is not a survey, history, or activity course. Instead, our study will take the form of attendance at several different types of events combined with previews and discussion regarding these events. Lectures and/or other types of presentations may be offered by guests from on and off campus, including local artists and performers. In addition to event preparation and post-event discussion, class work will include reading and writing assignments, and formal student presentations. Same as ART/THTR 200FN.

MUSC

300

Special Topics in Music

(1-4)

A variety of special-interest subjects in music theory or application. Examples might be courses in Songwriting, Conducting, or Opera. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisites will vary with course content.

MUSC

320

Music Theory I

(4)

A course designed to meet the needs of the college student in music theory. Salient features of the course are the study of counterpoint, four-part writing, composition and the study of form and analysis. Prerequisites: MUSC 120 and MUSC 130.

MUSC

401

Directed Studies

(1-4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Music Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.

MUSC

410

Music Technology I

(3)

A course designed to meet the needs of the college student in basic music technology skills. Featured are the study of MIDI, DIGITAL RECORDING, SEQUENCING and NOTATION. Integrated with these students are keyboard skills and orchestration. Prerequisite: MUSC 320.

MUSC

440

Internship

(1-8)

Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster), minimum 2.5 GPA, completion of the Career Resource Center Internship Workshop, and consent of program director and Career Center Internship Coordinator.

MUSC

450

Music History I

(4)

This class provides an in-depth look at Western art music. This class will cover Western music's ancient origins and styles of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Prerequisite: MUSC 120.

MUSC

460

Music History II

(4)

This class provides an in-depth look at Western art music. This class will cover Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century styles. Prerequisite: MUSC 120.