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MUL 1010 – Introduction to Music

Course Objectives: 

1.    To familiarize students with selected masterpieces in western music.
2.    To familiarize students with the various musical genres in each cultural style period.
3.    To familiarize students with the significant composers and their compositional processes.
4.    To put the significant composers and their music in a historical context.
5.    The student will develop a musical vocabulary along with an understanding of musical concepts.
6.    The student will develop an aesthetic criteria which will help establish guidelines for evaluating music.
7.    The student will develop listening skills to help in understanding art music.    

MUM 1623 – Intro to MIDI

Course Objectives: 

  1. To learn MIDI terminology.
  2. To gain a practical understanding of procedures that will make the student comfortable at most sequencing stations. 
  3. To gain knowledge of the hardware, software applications and technical manuals of MIDI-related process. 
  4. To gain some basic knowledge of orchestration and theory sufficient to achieve success with the assigned MIDI projects. 
  5. To learn principals of sound and the analog to digital conversion process.
  6. To develop an understanding of the terms and materials presented in class and display that understanding through MIDI projects that will be a basis for grading in the course.       

MUN 1120 – Concert Band

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform at least two concerts per term as part of the grade for the course
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.
  5. The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  6. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance, intonation, blend, and musical dialogue.      

MUN 1410 – String Ensemble

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform on a music department recital as part of the grade for the course
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.5.    The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  5. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance and musical dialogue.      

MUN 1420 – Woodwind Ensemble

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform on a music department recital as part of the grade for the course.
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.
  5. The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  6. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance and musical dialogue.      

MUN 1430 – Brass Ensemble

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform on a music department recital as part of the grade for the course.
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.
  5. The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  6. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance and musical dialogue.      

MUN 1440 – Percussion Ensemble

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform on a music department recital as part of the grade for the course.
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.
  5. The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  6. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance and musical dialogue.     

MUN 1450 – Piano Ensemble

Course Objectives:

  1. To perform on a music department recital as part of the grade for the course.
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will prepare his or her part, mastering the technical and musical challenges that are assigned.
  5. The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  6. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance and musical dialogue.   

MUN 1480 Course Title: Classical Guitar Ensemble

Course Objectives:(Six to ten specific objectives are requested.)                                  

MUN 1710 – Stage Band

Course Objectives:  

  1. To perform at least two concerts per term as part of the grade for the course.
  2. The student will attend all rehearsals and performances. 
  3. The student will know the principles of good technique and apply them at all times.
  4. The student will learn standard jazz tunes in various styles and from the different eras of jazz.
  5. The student will learn the melodic and harmonic structure of these tunes.
  6. The student will be able to improvise over the harmonic structure in the style of the era.The student will play his or her part with good tone, even tempo, dynamics and musical phrasing.
  7. The student will learn about the challenges inherent with performing in ensemble.  Such issues include, but are not limited to, listening to the other player’s part and being sensitive to issues of balance, intonation, blend, and musical dialogue.     

MUO 1001 – Musical Theatre Workshop

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will perform publicly as a solo or part of an ensemble.
  2. The student will gain knowledge of musical theatre repertoire and composers.
  3. The student will prepare a mock audition.
  4. The student will learn versatility in preparation for future work in the musical-vocal job market.
  5. The student will learn to critique peers in a positive way.
  6. The student will learn about directing show choirs and musical theatre in preparation for future job as a public school teacher.

MUS 1010 – Recital Attendance

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will attend the number of recitals during the term as specified by current music department policy.         The student will develop critical listening skills.
  2. The student will learn the value of experiencing ALL aspects of the music world.
  3. The student will listen to live concerts of good music and thereby be inspired to work harder.
  4. The student will be inspired to strive for higher standards.
  5. The student will become aware of the music written for instruments other than the his/her own principal instrument.  The student will observe others doing that to which he aspires.

MUT 1001 – Fundamentals of Music

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn about the staff, clef signs, ledger lines, note identification, and relate it to the piano keyboard.
  2. Learn the basics of rhythm:  notation, counting, meter, time signatures, etc. Learn about the major/minor scales, the circle of 5ths and key signatures.
  3. Learn about chromatic scales and enharmonic notes.
  4. Learn about intervals.
  5. Learn the basics of chord construction.

MUT 1111 – Music Theory I

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will understand and be able to define the following concepts:  Time & sound; Sound waves; pitch; intensity; Timbre; Harmonics; the Harmonic series.
  2. The student will be able to notate on the musical staff, using the G clef, F clef, C clefs, and the grand staff.
  3. The student will understand meter and rhythm.
  4. The student will understand, notate, and count all note and rest values.
  5. The student will be able to write and count rhythms in simple and compound time.
  6. The student will understand Time Signatures
  7. The student will create and identify intervals quantitatively and qualitatively.
  8. The student will be able to write all major scales and key signatures in all clefs.
  9. The student will be able to write all minor scales and key signatures in all clefs in natural, harmonic, and melodic form.
  10. The student will be able to write and name, from memory, all major, minor diminished and augmented triads.

MUT 1112 – Music Theory II

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will understand and be able to define the concept of tonality.
  2. The student will create four-part writing of triads in root position with an understanding of doubling and spacing.
  3. The student will create four-part writing of triads in root position with root movements by 2nds, 3rds, and 5ths with attention to correct voice leading principles as outlined in the text.
  4. The student will create four-part writing of triads in 1st and 2nd inversion following principle of correct voice leading. The student will understand 7th chords, particularly the dominant 7th and the resolution of the tri-tone.
  5. The student will study basic phrase structure and construct cadences using proper voice leading techniques.       The student will understand the basics of non-harmonic tones and their usage.

MUT 1241L – Sight Singing & Ear Training I

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will sight-sing, using solfeggio syllables, simple melodies in all major keys in treble and bass clefs. The student will sight-sing these melodies with a full understanding and execution of duple, triple, simple and compound meter.
  2. The student will sight-sing these melodies with a full understanding of the rhythmic patterns involved, i.e. dotted-eighth and sixteenth notes, dotted-quarter and eighth notes, etc.
  3. The student will take dictation of harmonic and melodic intervals and identify them qualitatively as well as quantitatively  The student will take rhythmic dictation.
  4. The student will take melodic dictation of short (four to five measures) melodies involving the elements mentioned above.

MUT 1242L – Sight Singing & Ear Training II

Course Objectives:  

  1. The student will sight-sing with solfeggio syllables simple stepwise melodies in all minor keys in treble and bass clefs.
  2. The student will sight-sing these melodies with a full understanding and execution of duple and triple, simple and compound meters.
  3. The student will sing the melodies with full understanding of the rhythmic patterns involved, i.e. dotted-eighth and sixteenth notes, dotted-quarter and eighth notes, etc.
  4. The student will take dictation of harmonic and melodic intervals and identify them qualitatively as well as quantitatively.
  5. The student will take rhythmic dictation.
  6. The student will take melodic dictation of melodic fragments involving the elements mentioned above.
  7. The student will take harmonic dictation of root position, primary triad progressions.

MUT 2116 Music Theory III

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will be able to realize a figured bass in any key, which contains altered chords, chromatic harmonies, and modulations to closely related keys.
  2. The student will be able to identify, notate, and resolve any principle or secondary triad, seventh chord, secondary dominant/diminished seventh, or borrowed chord. The student will identify, analyze, and notate any modulation (phrase, chromatic, or common chord) to closely related keys.
  3. The student will identify, analyze, notate and resolve augmented sixth chords.
  4. The student will harmonize a given melody or bass line, in any key, using the elements above.
  5. The student will be able to analyze selected materials from music literature for specific usages of the elements above.

MUT 2117 Music Theory IV

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will be able to realize a figured bass in any key, using all altered chords, chromatic mediants, tri-tones, and modulations to foreign keys.
  2. The student will be able to identify, notate, and resolve any principle or secondary triad, seventh chord, secondary dominant/diminished seventh, or borrowed chord, from theory III.
  3. The student will be able to identify notate, and resolve any chromatic mediant, augmented sixth chord, neapolitan sixth chord, diminished seventh chords with evaded resolutions, tri-tone root relationships, altered dominants, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords The student will identify, analyze, and notate any modulation (phrase, chromatic, or common chord) to closely related keys.
  4. The student will write an original short composition utilizing the materials above.
  5. The student will analyze selected musical examples utilizing the elements above.

MUT 2246L – Sight Singing/Ear Training III

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will be able to sight-sing, with solfege syllables, melodies in major and minor keys involving all intervals.
  2. The student will be able to sight-sing these melodies with full understanding of the division and subdivision of the beat, in simple and compound meters.
  3. The student will sing with accurate intonation and rhythmic flow.
  4. The student will sight-sing in both unison and two parts.
  5. The student will take melodic dictation of melodies involving the elements above.
  6. The student will take harmonic dictation of the following chord progression in major and minor keys, root position: I-V-I, I-IV-I, I-IV-V-I, ii-V-I, I-IV-V7-I.     

MUT 2247L – Sight Singing/Ear Training I

Course Objectives:           

  1. The student will be able to sight-sing, with solfege syllables, melodies in major and minor keys involving all intervals.
  2. The student will sing modulation exercises to closely related keys.
  3. The student will be able to sing melodies containing intervals of fifths, sixths, sevenths, and octaves.
  4. The student will be able to sight-sing these melodies with full understanding of the division and subdivision of the beat, in simple and compound meters.
  5. The student will sing with accurate intonation and rhythmic flow.
  6. The student will sight-sing in both unison and two parts.
  7. The student will take melodic dictation of melodies involving the elements above.
  8. The student will take harmonic dictation of the following chord progression in major and minor keys, root position and inversions: I-V-I, I-IV-I, I-IV-V-I, ii-V-I, I-IV-V7-I.     

MVB 1011-1015 – Pre-Principal Freshman Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study:

  1. The student will play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, with legato and staccato articulations. 
  2. The student will have learned and mastered technical studies of late intermediate level. 
  3. The student will have learned repertoire of late intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.
  4. The student will be able to sight-read at an intermediate level.     

MVB 1211-1215 – Secondary Freshman Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study:

  1. the student will play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, slurred and tongued.     
  2. The student will learn and master etudes of intermediate level.          
  3. The student will learn and master intermediate level repertoire to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.  Be able to sight-read at a late elementary level.    

MVB 1311-1315 – Principal Freshman Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Course Objectives: At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study:

  1. The student will have learned effective practice habits.     T
  2. The student will have learned technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.    
  3. The student will have learned musical style and interpretation.     
  4. The student will have learned to prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.
  5. The student will have learned to develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.      
  6. The student will have learned to prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.    

MVB 2221-2225 – Secondary Sophomore Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study:

  1. The student will play all major/minor scales and arpeggios in sixteenth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, legato and staccato.  Play etudes of late intermediate level.      
  2. The student will play late intermediate level repertoire will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.    
  3. The student will sight-read at an intermediate level.    

MVB 2321-MVB 2325 – Principal Sophomore Trumpet, Horn, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba

Course Objectives: At the end of two semesters’ study:

  1. The student will have learned effective practice habits.    
  2. The student will have learned to develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance. The student will have learned to develop musical style and interpretation.        
  3. The student will have learned to prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester.
  4. The student will have learned to develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.    
  5. The student will have learned to prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.    

MVK 1011  – Pre-Principal Freshman Piano.

Course Objectives: 

At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study:

  1. The student will play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, with legato and staccato articulations. 
  2. The student will have learned and mastered technical studies of late intermediate level. 
  3. The student will have learned repertoire of late intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style. 
  4. The student will be able to sight-read at an intermediate level.     

MVK 1111 – Freshman Class Piano

Course Objectives:       

  1. The student will learn orientation to the keyboard.      
  2. The student will learn all major and minor Finger Patterns.
  3. The student will learn to play all root position chords:  Augmented, Major, Minor & Diminished.
  4. The student will learn to play Major Scales 2 octaves   The student will learn to play Chord Inversions.
  5. The student will learn music that utilizes Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant Seventh Chords in progression.
  6. The student will learn to play the Primary Chords in Major Keys.

MVK 1211 – Secondary Freshman Piano

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:

  1. Play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, slurred and tongued.
  2. Learn and master etudes of intermediate level.
  3. Learn and master intermediate level repertoire to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.
  4. Be able to sight-read at a late elementary level.

MVK 1311 – Principal Freshman Piano

Course Objectives: At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned: 

  1. Effective practice habits.
  2. Technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.
  3. Musical style and interpretation.
  4. To prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.

MVK 1811 – Class Piano for Non-Music Majors

Course Objectives:   

  1. Learn the basics of the keyboard, including posture, hand position and fingerings.
  2. Learn the basics of reading music, including pitch and rhythmic notation.
  3. Learn the basics of time and key signatures.
  4. Learn to play elementary level pieces of music with steady tempo and understanding of style.
  5. Learn to play major and minor scales through 4 sharps and flats, one octave, with correct fingering and steady beat.
  6. Learn to perform through in-class recitals.    

Course Title and Number: MVK 2121 – Sophomore Class Piano

Course Objectives:       

  1. The student will learn the skills most commonly required of music transfer students on a piano proficiency entrance exam.   
  2. The student will master major and minor scales, 2 octaves, with a steady beat and correct fingering.
  3. The student will learn to harmonize basic melodies with a variety of LH accompanimental patterns.
  4. The students will learn to play the Star Spangled Banner from memory.
  5. The student will learn a few examples of intermediate level piano repertoire.
  6. The student will learn to perform said repertoire through in-class recitals

Course Title and Number: MVK 2221– Secondary Sophomore Piano

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:   

  1. Play all major/minor scales and arpeggios in sixteenth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, legato and staccato.
  2. Play etudes of late intermediate level.
  3. Play late intermediate level repertoire will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style. 
  4. Sight-read at an intermediate level.

Course Title and Number: MVK 2321 – Principal Sophomore Piano. 

Course Objectives: At the end of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:        

  1. Effective practice habits.
  2. To develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance.
  3. To develop musical style and interpretation.
  4. To prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester.
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.

Course Title and Number: MVP 1011  – Pre-Principal Freshman Percussion.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study the student will have learned:   

  1. Mallet instruments:  Major and relative minor Scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats will be played in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100.
  2. Snare Drum Rudiments & Etudes of intermediate level will be mastered.
  3. Repertoire of intermediate level will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.
  4. Sight-reading at a late elementary level.    

Course Title and Number: MVP 1211 – Secondary Freshman Percussion

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:       

  1. Mallet instruments:  Major and relative minor Scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats will be played in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100.
  2. Snare Drum Rudiments & Etudes of intermediate level will be mastered.
  3. Repertoire of intermediate level will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.  Sight-reading at a late elementary level.

Course Title and Number: MVP 1311 – Principal Freshman Percussion

Course Objectives: At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:

  1. Effective practice habits.
  2. Technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.
  3. Musical style and interpretation.
  4. To prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.

Course Title and Number: MVP 2221– Secondary Sophomore Percussion

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:   

  1. Mallet instruments:  All major/minor scales and arpeggios will be played in sixteenth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100.
  2. Snare Drum Rudiments & Etudes of late intermediate level will be mastered.
  3. Repertoire of a late intermediate level will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.  Sight-reading at an intermediate level.

Course Title and Number: MVP 2321 – Principal Sophomore Percussion. 

Course Objectives:At the end of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:  

  1. Effective practice habits.
  2. To develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance.
  3. To develop musical style and interpretation.
  4. To prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester.
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.

Course Title and Number: MVS 1011-1014 & 1016 – Pre-Principal Freshman Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Guitar.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study:

  1. The student will play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, with legato and staccato articulations. 
  2. The student will have learned and mastered technical studies of late intermediate level. 
  3. The student will have learned repertoire of late intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style. 
  4. The student will be able to sight-read at an intermediate level.     

Course Title and Number: MVS 1211-1214 & 1216 – Secondary Freshman Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass & Guitar

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:

  1. Play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, slurred and tongued.
  2. Learn and master etudes of intermediate level.
  3. Learn and master intermediate level repertoire to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.
  4. Be able to sight-read at a late elementary level.

Course Title and Number: MVS 1314 & 1316 – Principal Freshman Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass & Guitar

Course Objectives: At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:

  1. Effective practice habits.
  2. Technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.
  3. Musical style and interpretation.
  4. To prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.

Course Title and Number: MVS 2221-2224 & 2226 – Secondary Sophomore Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass & Guitar

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:

  1. Play all major/minor scales and arpeggios in sixteenth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, legato and staccato.
  2. Play etudes of late intermediate level.
  3. Play late intermediate level repertoire will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.
  4. Will sight-read at an intermediate level.

Course Title and Number: MVS 2321-2324 & 2326 – Principal Sophomore Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass & Guitar.

Course Objectives: At the end of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:      

  1. Effective practice habits,
  2. To develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance,
  3. To develop musical style and interpretation,
  4. To prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester,
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician,
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.

Course Title and Number: MVV 1011 – Pre-Principal  Freshman Voice

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study, the student will have learned:  

  1. The basics of proper tone production and breath control.
  2. The basics of Italian diction.
  3. To vocalize according to the instructor’s methodology.
  4. Repertoire of late intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style,
  5. To sight-read at an intermediate level.

Course Title and Number: MVV 1111 – Elementary Voice

Course Objectives:     

  1. The student will study the voice in a sequential manor. 
  2. The student will learn the basics of sound production.         
  3.  The student will learn the techniques of diaphramatic breathing for proper vocal support.      
  4. The student will learn the basics of note reading.       
  5. The student will learn to match pitches with the voice.    
  6. The student will build on the skills learned in each class session; therefore, good attendance is critical.     The student will practice individually. 

Each student will receive a weekly grade based on class work.       

Course Title and Number: MVV 1211 – Secondary Freshman Voice

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study, the student will have learned:        

  1. The basics of proper tone production and breath control.          
  2. The basics of Italian.      
  3. To vocalize according to the instructor’s methodology.    
  4.  Repertoire of intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.    
  5. To sight-read at an intermediate level.    

Course Title and Number: MVV 1311 – Principal Freshman Voice

Course Objectives: At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:  

  1. Effective practice habits.    
  2. Technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.    
  3. Musical style and interpretation.     
  4. To prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.  
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.         
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.    

Course Title and Number: MVV 2221 – Secondary Sophomore Voice

Course Objectives:    At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study, the student will have learned: 

  1. The basics of proper tone production and breath control.       
  2. The basics of Italian and German diction.  
  3. To vocalize according to the instructor’s methodology.    
  4. Intermediate to early advanced level Arias and Musical Theatre selections to a performance level with thorough understanding of style. 
  5. To sight-read at a late-intermediate level.    

Course Title and Number: MVV 2321 – Principal Sophomore Voice.   

Course Objectives: At the end of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:        

  1. Effective practice habits.    
  2. To develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance.  
  3. To develop musical style and interpretation.        
  4. To prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester.        
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.         
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.    

Course Title and Number: MVW 1011-1015 – Pre-Principal Freshman Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of 2 semesters’ study:  

  1. The student will play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, with legato and staccato articulations. 
  2. The student will have learned and mastered technical studies of late intermediate level.        
  3. The student will have learned repertoire of late intermediate level to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.       
  4. The student will be able to sight-read at an intermediate level.    

Course Title and Number: MVW 1211-1215 – Secondary Freshman Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:          

  1. Play major and relative minor scales and arpeggios through 4 sharps and flats in eighth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, slurred and tongued.     
  2. Learn and master etudes of intermediate level.   
  3. Learn and master intermediate level repertoire to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.     Be able to sight-read at a late elementary level.    

Course Title and Number: MVW 1311-1315 – Principal Freshman Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Course Objectives:At the Conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:

  1. Effective practice habits.    
  2. Technical skills consistent with a Freshman-level of performance.          
  3. Musical style and interpretation.     
  4. To prepare for public performance and/or juries at the end of the semester.     
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.       
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient for advancement to Sophomore level of study.    

Course Title and Number: MVW 2221-2225 – Secondary Sophomore Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of two semesters’ study, the student will:      

  1. Play all major/minor scales and arpeggios in sixteenth-notes, two octaves, at a minimum of quarter-note=100, legato and staccato.        
  2. Play etudes of late intermediate level.   
  3. Play late intermediate level repertoire will be learned to a performance level with thorough understanding of style.        Will sight-read at an intermediate level.    

Course Title and Number: MVW 2321-2325 – Principal Sophomore Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Course Objectives: At the end of two semesters’ study, the student will have learned:  

  1. Effective practice habits.    
  2. To develop technical skills consistent with a Sophomore level of performance.       
  3. To develop musical style and interpretation.        
  4. To prepare for public performance and juries at the end of the semester.          
  5. To develop effective methods and sufficient knowledge to begin undertaking the increasingly self-directed study and preparation that is vital to success as a performing musician.             
  6. To prepare quantity and quality of repertoire sufficient to pass entrance auditions at the university for continuation of a Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field.