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Music

Course Code
MUS 107A  Credits
Title Music Theory I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The first semester of the core sequence of theory courses for music majors. Pitch and rhythmic notation, intervals, scales, triadic harmony, dominant seventh chords, chord function/pluralities and beginning work in four-voice writing will be the focus. 



Course Code
MUS 107B  Credits
Title Aural Skills I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Beginning work in the areas of sight singing (solfege), transcription (dictation), error detection and rhythmic drills. 



Course Code
MUS 108A  Credits
Title Music Theory II 
Prerequisite MUS 107A and MUS 107B 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Four-voice writing in Baroque chorale style. Diatonic Harmony, non-harmonic tones, principles of harmonic progression, modulation to closely related keys, secondary dominant/diminished chords, harmonic implications of the melodic minor scale, motivic development and an introduction to jazz/commercial harmonies and chord symbol nomenclature. 



Course Code
MUS 108B  Credits
Title Aural Skills II 
Prerequisite MUS 107A and MUS 107B 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Continued work in the areas of sight singing (solfege), transcription (dictation), error detection and rhythmic drills focusing more on minor mode melodies/harmonies and basic modulatory concepts. 



Course Code
MUS 110  Credits
Title Musicianship for Non-Majors 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Fundamentals of music notation, music reading, and theory. Creative application through composition and performance. Assumes minimal previous musical experience. 



Course Code
MUS 111  Credits
Title The Art of Listening 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Designed for non-majors. An introduction to music appreciation. Introduces the main elements of music, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and form. Students will develop a vocabulary to discuss their experience of music. Students will listen to a broad repertory of music examples. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
MUS 117  Credits
Title Guitar for Non-Majors 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course provides an introduction to basic guitar performance techniques. Students need no prior study on the guitar to take this course. Students will be introduced to commonly used chords, scales, arpeggios, and right hand patterns through the use of standard notation and tablature. 



Course Code
MUS 140  Credits
Title Thinking Musically: Critical Thinking in Multi-musical America 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course focuses on critical thinking skills using American music as a means for examining assumptions, arguments and cultural images. MnTC Goal 2. 



Course Code
MUS 150A  Credits
Title Class Piano 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Class instruction. Entry level piano course focusing on basic technique, primary chords and harmonizing. Intended for music majors/minors with limited background in applied piano instruction. 



Course Code
MUS 150B  Credits
Title Class Piano II 
Prerequisite MUS 150A 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Class instruction. Continuation of Mus 150A. Further development of piano technique, physical coordination and independence between the hands. Study of major scales and beginning level standard piano literature. 



Course Code
MUS 150C  Credits
Title Class Piano III 
Prerequisite MUS 150B 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Small group piano instruction. Continuation of Mus 150B. Study of beginning level classical repertoire, technique, and skills related to the Piano Proficiency examination. 



Course Code
MUS 150D  Credits
Title Class Piano IV 
Prerequisite MUS 150C 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Small group piano instruction. Continuation of Mus 150C. Study of beginning/intermediate level classical repertoire, technique, and skills related to the Piano Proficiency examination. 



Course Code
MUS 151  Credits
Title Basic Commercial Keyboard 
Prerequisite MUS 150C 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Small group keyboard instruction. Study of beginning/intermediate level popular repertoire, technique, and skills related to the Music Industry/Jazz portions of the Piano Proficiency requirements. 



Course Code
MUS 152  Credits
Title Class Voice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Class instruction. Designed for students with limited background in applied voice instruction. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 154A  Credits
Title Music Performance: Voice: Level 1 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Large group instruction. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 154B  Credits 1-2 
Title Music Performance: Voice: Level 1 
Prerequisite MUS 154A 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual tradition vocal instruction and master classes. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 155A  Credits
Title Music Performance: Piano: Level 1 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual or small group (2 or 3 people) instruction and master classes. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 155B  Credits 1-2 
Title Music Performance: Organ: Level 1 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual or small group (2 or 3 people) instruction and master classes. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 155J  Credits 1-2 
Title Jazz Piano 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual instruction and master classes. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
MUS 156A  Credits 1-2 
Title Music Performance: Trumpet: Level 1 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual or small group (2 or 3 people) instruction and master classes. May be repeated for credit.