MUSC-Music

MUSC-Music

MUSC0200. Master Class (0)

Weekly one-hour recital and workshop required of music majors.

MUSC0250. Concert/Recital Attendance (0)

Music majors are required to attend a minimum of 10 concerts and recitals each semester, providing exposure to a wide variety of performances and repertoire.

MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)

Music reading and conceptualizing, treble and bass clef notation, simple and compound time signatures, rhythmic notation, melodic notation, sol-fege singing, and Finale note entry software use.  This class is required for those scoring below 70% on the Basics of Music pre test.  Offered Quad 1 fall semester. Corequisite: MUSC1210. Credit for courses numbered below 1000 is not transferable. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC1010. A Survey of Art and Music (3)

An introduction to the stylistic characteristics and cultural climate of the important artistic epochs in history, and includes both the western and the non-western traditions. (See ARDE1010). Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)

An introduction to the fundamentals of harmony and the use of analysis as the central activity in the study of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC0900 or instructor's permission. Corequisite: MUSC1210 Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)

An introduction to and application of aural skills, including sight-singing, rhythmic dictation, melodic and harmonic dictation. Corequisite:  MUSC1200 

MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)

A further study and application of the fundamentals of harmony and the use of analysis as the central activity in the study of music theory. Prerequisites: MUSC1200, 1210 Corequisite: MUSC1230 Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory II (1)

A further study and application of aural skills, including sight-singing, rhythmic dictation, melodic and harmonic dictation. Prerequisites: MUSC1200, 1210 Corequisite: MUSC1220 

MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3)

An introduction to computer and sound technologies used in church, studio, classroom, and performing venues. Technologies will include applications in office-suite (word processing, data base, presentation, spread sheet), musical notation, musical composition, accompaniment, and digital recording as well as hands-on work in mixing and sound reinforcement. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2094. Special Topics (1-3)

A concentrated study of one topic in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 

MUSC2096. Field Experience in Church Music (1)

An overview of the ministry and work of a local church worship pastor.  During a 30-hour field experience the student, the music department supervising faculty member, and the cooperating local church music leader will coordinate for weekly meetings and assignments planned to give the student observation and hands-on experience in music ministry in the local church.

MUSC2110. Introduction to Music Ministry and Leadership (2)

An introductory course dealing with the call to ministry through music, fundamental philosophies of music in the church, current issues and practical considerations of a career in the church today. Offered: Alternate years; normally offered fall odd numbered years.

MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)

Study of harmony and analysis including modulation, romantic harmony, enharmonic functions, elementary forms and 20th century techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC1220, 1230 Corequisite: MUSC2210 Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory I (1)

Study and application of aural skills, including sight-singing, rhythmic dictation, four-part dictation and advanced harmonic dictation. Prerequisites: MUSC1220, 1230 Corequisite: MUSC2200 

MUSC2220. Intermediate Music Theory II (3)

Further study of harmony and analysis including modulation, romantic harmony, enharmonic functions, elementary forms and 20th century techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC2200, 2210 Corequisite: MUSC2230 Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC2230. Intermediate Music Theory Lab II (1)

Further study and application of aural skills, including sight-singing, rhythmic dictation, four-part dictation and advanced harmonic dictation. Prerequisites: MUSC2200, 2210 Corequisite: MUSC2220 

MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)

Group study and exercise of improvisation, exploring jazz, blues, classical, and popular styles. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even numbered years.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2250. Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice (1-2)

Private instruction in piano, voice, organ, strings, percussion, woodwind or brass instruments. May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC2251. Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice for the Music Major (1-2)

Private instruction in piano, voice, organ, strings, percussion, woodwind or brass instruments.  Weekly 30 or 60 minute lesson, weekly Master Class and jury examination required.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite:  Instructor's permission.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2350B. Brass Methods (1)

Private or group instruction on one high and one low brass instrument, emphasizing the requisite skills to direct school instrumental programs. Fees: Additional fee required Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring odd number years. 

MUSC2350P. Percussion Methods (1)

Private or group percussion instruction, emphasizing the requisite skills to direct school instrumental programs. Fees: Additional fee required Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring even number years. 

MUSC2350S. Strings Methods (1)

Private or group instruction on two string instruments, emphasizing the requisite skills to direct school string programs. Fees: Additional fee required Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even number years. 

MUSC2350W. Woodwinds Methods (1)

Private or group instruction on two woodwind instruments, emphasizing the requisite skills to direct school instrumental programs. Fee: Additional fee required. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall odd numbered years. 

MUSC2370. Bella Voce (1)

Women's choir whose membership is open to non-majors as well as majors. Personnel chosen by audition. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2371. University Men's Choir (1)

Audition for placement in appropriate section.  Choir sings in music department concerts, chapels, and selected churches and community events.  May be repeated for credit.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2420. Musical Theatre Production/Opera Workshop (1)

Hands-on involvement in the performing of an opera, opera scenes, or a Broadway musical, including acting, singing, choreography, stage lighting and set construction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Audition or instructor's permission. (See ARDE2420/4420). 

MUSC2430. Jazz Revival (1)

A jazz ensemble with vocalists and instrumentalists chosen by audition, with a broad repertoire of jazz and popular music.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2440. Orchestra (1)

Membership open to non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Audition or instructor's permission. 

MUSC2450. Chamber Ensemble (1-2)

A course designed for students ready to participate in a small chamber group. Membership open to non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Audition or instructor's permission.

MUSC2451. Jazz Ensemble (1-2)

A course designed for students ready to participate in a jazz ensemble setting.  Membership open to non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisites:  Audition or instructor's permission.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2460. Concert Band (1)

The Northwest Nazarene University Concert Band is a course of membership in the largest instrumental ensemble of the Department of Music.  Most wind and percussion instruments are represented in this ensemble.  Membership is open to proficient non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit.  Initial auditions each year are primarily for chair placement.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC2490. Crusader Choir (1)

A choir of select personnel chosen by audition. Membership open to non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit.  Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC3200. Practicum in Worship Planning and Leadership (3)

A practical approach to preparing for and leading music of worship in varied settings, including traditional, evangelical, contemporary, and liturgical settings.  Students will learn to create worship services using appropriate selections for varied situations, work with various types of accompaniment, and lead congregational music.

MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)

A study of the orchestral instrument families and exercises in writing scores for instrumental ensembles. Emphasis is placed upon full orchestra with secondary attention given to small ensembles and the special needs of school performing groups. Prerequisites: MUSC2220, 2230, or instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even numbered years. 

MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)

A study of 18th century counterpoint with emphasis on its influence on polyphonic writing of the 20th century. Prerequisites: MUSC2220, 2230. Fee: Additional fee required. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring odd numbered years. 

MUSC3230. Composition (3)

The writing of original compositions, beginning with the song form and proceeding through the sonata form with emphasis given to stylistic elements. Prerequisites: MUSC2220, 2230, or instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring even numbered years. 

MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)

An introduction to music literature from ancient times to 1750. 

MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)

An introduction to music literature from 1750 to the present. 

MUSC3430. Performance Practices (1)

Development and improvement of skills leading to effective stylistic comparison and evaluation of live and recorded musical performances. 

MUSC3440. Diction (3)

A study of Italian, German, French, and English diction employing the International Phonetic Alphabet. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall odd numbered years. 

MUSC3450. Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)

This class focuses on the major approaches to music education including Kodaly, Orff, Gordon's music Learning Theory, Dalcroze, and Suzuki with a field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program or instructor's permission. Corequisite: MUSC3460 Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall odd numbered years. 

MUSC3460. Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2)

This class focuses on the application of the learning theories presented in MUSC3450, procedures, and objectives in school music in the primary and intermediate grades including a classroom field experience and technology intensive lesson component. Corequisite: MUSC3450 Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall odd numbered years. 

MUSC3470. Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)

This class focuses on strategies for instrumental/choral rehearsals and classrooms, materials, tools, and curricular structure common to the subject in the secondary schools. Prerequisites: Junior classification. Admission to Teacher Education Program or instructor's permission.  Corequisites: EDUC3750, MUSC3480 

MUSC3480. Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2)

This class focuses on assessment and lesson planning in the secondary music rehearsal and classroom, as well as music advocacy, fund-raising, and program development issues. It will include a significant classroom field experience and a technology intensive lesson component. Corequisite: MUSC3470 

MUSC3500. Northwesterners (1)

A small vocal ensemble of select personnel chosen by audition. Membership open to non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit.  Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC3600. Basic Conducting (2)

Introduction to the fundamentals of conducting techniques, rehearsal methods, and musical score reading. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even numbered years. 

MUSC3610. Advanced Conducting (2)

Further study of conducting techniques, rehearsal methods and orchestral score reading. Prerequisites: MUSC3600 or, instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring odd numbered years. 

MUSC3620. Basic Conducting, Choral Methods, and Materials (3)

Introduction to the fundamentals of conducting, rehearsal methods, and choral scores. Topics include development of a school choral music program, finding choral music of various styles, genres, and diverse cultures, and classroom management suitable for school choirs. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even numbered years. 

MUSC3630. Advanced Conducting, Instrumental Methods, and Materials (3)

Introduction to instrumental conducting, including rehearsal techniques, as well as band and orchestral score-reading. Topics include development of a school instrumental program, finding instrumental music of various styles, genres, diverse cultures, and classroom management suitable for school bands. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring odd numbered years. 

MUSC3750. Symphonic Literature (1)

A study of representative symphonic literature from the baroque, classic, romantic, and modern periods (18th, 19th, and 20th centuries). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Alternate years.

MUSC3950. Field Experience in Music Management I (1)

Hands-on experience managing a large ensemble through a tour; or managing several small ensembles in small venue performances. Management considerations include logistics, budgets, travel, housing and equipment needs for a variety of music groups.

MUSC3951.  Field Experience in Music Management II (1)

Hands-on experience coordinating marketing and logistics between campus departments for multiple performance venues.  Management considerations include calendar, scheduling, communications and equipment needs for a wide variety of music performances.

MUSC4094. Special Topics (1-3)

A concentrated study of one topic in music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 

MUSC4100. Forms and Analysis (3)

A study of standard musical forms in music from the common practice period to the present. Prerequisites: MUSC2220, 2230, or instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall odd numbered years. 

MUSC4250. Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice (1-2)

Private instruction in piano, voice, organ, strings, percussion, woodwind or brass instruments. Available to juniors and seniors who have reached an appropriate level of proficiency. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC4251. Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice for the Music Major (1-2)

Private instruction in piano, voice, organ, strings, percussion, woodwind, or brass instruments.  Available to junior and senior music majors who have reached an appropriate level of proficiency.  Weekly 30 or 60 minute lesson, weekly Master Class, and jury examination required.  May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required.  

MUSC4370. Bella Voce (1)

Women's choir whose membership is open to non-majors as well as majors. Personnel chosen by audition. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC4371. University Men's Choir (1)

Audition for placement in appropriate section.  Choir sings in music department concerts, chapels, and selected churches and community events.  May be repeated for credit.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC4390. Piano Methods (3)

A study of teaching materials and methods for the beginner through college level. 

MUSC4410. Voice Methods (3)

A study of voice production, teaching methods and repertoire for the various voice classifications. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring even numbered years. 

MUSC4420. Musical Theatre Production/Opera Workshop (1)

Hands-on involvement in the performing of an opera, opera scenes, or a Broadway musical, including acting, singing, choreography, stage lighting and set construction. May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisites: Audition or instructor's permission. (See ARDE2420, ARDE4420). 

MUSC4430. Jazz Revival (1)

A jazz ensemble with vocalists and instrumentalists chosen by audition, with a broad repertoire of jazz and popular music.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.  Fees: Additional fee required.

MUSC4450. Chamber Ensemble (1-2)

A course designed for students ready to participate in a small chamber group.  Membership open to non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite:  Audition or instructor's permission.

MUSC4451. Jazz Ensemble (1-2)

A course designed for students ready to participate in a jazz ensemble setting.  Membership open to non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisites:  Audition or instructor's permission.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC4460. Concert Band (1)

The Northwest Nazarene University Concert Band is a course of membership in the largest instrumental ensemble of the Department of Music.  Most wind and percussion instruments are represented in the ensemble.  Membership is open to proficient non-majors as well as majors.  May be repeated for credit.  Initial auditions each year are primarily for chair placement.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC4490. Crusader Choir (1)

A choir of select personnel chosen by audition. Membership open to non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit.  Fee: Additional fee required. 

MUSC4510. Music in Worship and Ministry (3)

In-depth study of the role and function of music in worship and the role of the church musician in the ministry of the local church. Particular attention will be given to exploration of a variety of musical worship traditions and their musical cultures. The course will acquaint the student with day-to-day practices in ministry in the local church, administrative practices, and pastoral staff relationships. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered fall even numbered years. 

MUSC4650. Advanced Audio Technology (3)

This course is designed to teach the technical aspects of multi-track recording, mixing, mastering, and producing digital audio and MIDI data. It is taught in lecture, discussion, and demonstration formats, with emphasis on student oral presentations using supporting recordings.  Offered alternate years. Prerequisite:  MUSC1310.  Fee: Additional fee required.

MUSC4950A. Internship in Church Music (1-2) 

A course designed to place students in a local church where, under the supervision of the instructor and the minister of music, the student will assume many of the responsibilities in the music ministry. May be repeated for credit. 

MUSC4950B. Internship in Audio Engineering (1-3)

Hands-on experience mixing, reinforcing and recording sound in musical performance venues. Students will learn about professional audio engineering equipment and techniques in chapel, church and/or studio settings. 

MUSC4980. Seminar in Music Business Management (3)

Topics researched and discussed in this seminar will include producing and selling a musical recording, creation and management of a recording label, marketing and promotion and copyright issues. Offered: Alternate years, normally offered spring even numbered years.