Department of Music

MU 99 ~ Fundamentals of Music (2 hours)

The rudiments of music, including rhythm, scales, chords, key signatures, and conducting patterns, are covered in this course. A student may be excused from this course by examination.

Prerequisite: MU 99 or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Music Placement Examination. Mastering the materials of music, including triads and seventh chords; analysis of hymns and gospel songs; basic part writing. *Three hours each semester. 

MU 111, 112 ~ Musicianship I & II (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 99 or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Music Placement Examination.This course includes sight singing, rhythm, dictation, and keyboard skills designed to correlate with Music Theory I & II.

MU 141 ~ Voice Workshop (2 hours)

This class is designed to familiarize the student with the basics of singing. A strong emphasis is placed on mastering these basic techniques, and the student is given the opportunity to demonstrate his progress in class. *Two hours each semester. 

MU 150 ~ College Choir (1 hour)

MU 152 ~ College Chorale (1 hour)

MU 153 ~ Tour Group (1 hour)

MU 155 ~ Piano Class I (1 hour)

This is an introduction to the piano for students who have never played before. This course includes both the rudiments of music and the basics of piano playing.

MU 160 ~ Private Piano (2 hours)

MU 161 ~ Private  Voice (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 141.

MU 162 ~ Semi-private  Voice (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 141.

MU 201, 202 ~ Music Theory III & IV (3 hours)

Prerequisite: MU102 and MU 112. Harmonization of melodies, analysis, and original composition; modulation; ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords; Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords. *Three hours each semester. 

MU 211, 212 ~ Musicianship III & IV (1 hour)

Prerequisite: MU 102 and MU 112. This course includes sight singing, rhythm, dictation, and keyboard skills designed to correlate with Music Theory III & IV. *Two hours each semester. 

MU 310, 311 ~ Song Leading I & II (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 99 or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Music Placement Examination. This course covers basic conducting patterns; leading congregational songs; platform manner. The second semester covers more complex congregational songs and an introduction to choral conducting.*Two hours each semester. 

MU 320 ~ Accompanying Congregational Singing (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 101 or permission from the instructor. Appropriate methods for playing hymns and gospel songs; basic modulations; writing congregational accompaniments.

MU 330 ~ Philosophy of Music (2 hours)

A course designed to instruct the student in the biblical approach to music, as well as in practical aspects of the church music program. This course is of the utmost importance, especially for pastors.

MU 331 ~ Music History (2 hours)

A survey of the history of Western music with a special emphasis on music in America.

MU 340 ~ Teaching Music to Young People (2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU101 and MU 111 or permission from the instructor. Practical teaching methods for teaching songs and general music to elementary children; an examination of the special problems of the changing voice in the junior high choir.

MU 440 ~ Piano Pedagogy (2 hours)

Prerequisites: MU202 and MU 212. Practical teaching methods for instructing beginning and intermediate piano students.