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Music (MUS)

Music (MUS)

100 Music Appreciation
An introduction to the various aspects of the art of music. Included is a brief survey of the major periods of music, together with listening to and discussion of representative works of selected composers from each period.
Three hours, three credits.
 

102 Music Fundamentals
A basic course for the student interested in becoming competent with the elements of music reading and its applications to singing and the playing of simple songs.
Three hours, three credits.

131, 132, 231, 232, 331, 332, 431, 432 Vocal Groups
The Ferrum College Concert Choir – This large group studies choral literature from all periods of music history and performs in campus and off-campus concerts and programs. Open to all college students each semester without auditions, the Ferrum College Concert Choir requires public performance. May be repeated for credit.
Three hours, one credit each.

The Ferrum College Collegiates – This auditioned group performs choral literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary, suited to the number of singers. The focus is to achieve excellence in ensemble balance, rapport, technique, and style. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit.
Three hours, one credit each.

The Ferrum College Gospel Choir – The Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music. Open to all college students each semester. No audition required. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit.
Three hours, one credit each.

141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Instrumental Groups
The instrumental ensembles at Ferrum College currently consist of the Jazz Combo, the Classical Ensemble, and the Handbell Ensemble. The Jazz Combo and Classical Ensemble perform regularly and are open to students that have prior experience. The Jazz Combo studies music that traces the history of the idiom. The Classical Ensemble explores chamber music and works composed for concert band. The Handbell Ensemble, open to students who read rhythm, performs original music for handbells as well as transcriptions of hymns, classical favorites, and folk and show tunes. Students receive one hour credit for each semester that they participate in each group.
Three hours, one credit each.

143, 144 Piano Class
A group setting for beginning piano instruction and music reading.
Two hours, one credit each.

145 The World of Piano
An introduction to piano playing, coupled with a survey of historic keyboard masterpieces from Bach to Rachmaninov.
Three credits.

151, 152, 251, 252, 351, 352, 451, 452 Private Music Lessons
Applied one-half hour music lessons are available in voice, piano, and selected instruments as approved by the instructor.
One-half hour, one credit each.

153, 154 Voice Class
Class instruction in the basic and intermediate techniques of singing through lecture and demonstration, group instruction, and individual participation.
Two hours, one credit each.

155 Guitar Class
Basic techniques for playing solos and accompaniments. Students need to provide an acoustical guitar, preferably with nylon strings, and study material. Beginners only.
Two hours, one credit.

161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, 462 Applied Music Lessons
Applied one-hour music lessons are available in voice, piano, and other musical instruments as approved by the instructor.
One hour, two credits each.

203, 204 Harmony and Musicianship
A basic course in music theory, rhythm, and practical harmony. Prerequisite: MUS 102, MUS 203 for 204.
Three hours, three credits each.

358 Music: Baroque and Classic Periods
Familiarizes students with the history of Western musical culture, helps them understand how music reflects the society from which it originates, and acquaints them with masterpieces and developments from 1620 to 1800. Prerequisite: MUS 100.
Three hours, three credits.

359 Music: Romantic and Modern Periods
Familiarizes students with the history of Western musical culture, helps them understand how music reflects the society from which it originates, and acquaints them with masterpieces and developments from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Prerequisite: MUS 100.
Three hours, three credits.

426 Music for Children
Principles of music development in children. Includes emphasis on selection of materials for children, classroom techniques for musical development.
Three hours, three credits.

480 Music Seminar: Advanced Topics in Performance
Provides intensive study in a particular topic in music that is not available through other courses or internship. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Three hours, three credits.