Georgetown College Catalog
Department of Music
(MUS)

COURSES

(Effective Fall 2002)

101.  Chorale.  (1 hour)  An auditioned choral ensemble consisting of approximately 35-45 music majors, minors and electives who choose to participate.  The Chorale performs a variety of choral repertoire, including major works from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.  Numerous performances and concert tours are presented annually.  [Fall and Spring]

102.  Concert Choir.  (1 hour)  A non-auditioned choral ensemble with membership open to all students and members of the college community.  Participation  is required of all voice majors and voice minors.  The ensemble will present Messiah during fall semester, and another major concert during spring semester.  Representative spring semester works include Brahms' Requiem, Haydn's The Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah.  The Concert Choir also performs during Chapel and other on-campus services.  [Fall and Spring]

103.  Chamber Singers.  (1/2 hour)  An auditioned ensemble of approximately twelve-sixteen voices which performs chamber choral literature.  [Fall and Spring]

104.  Opera Workshop.  (1 hour)  Designed especially for voice majors with emphasis on study and performance of important operatic works of all periods.  Works performed by the Opera Workshop in the past include:  The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart; Carmen, Bizet; Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti; La Serva Padrona, Pergolesi; What Men Live By, Martinu; The Lowland Sea, Wilder.  [Spring]

105.  Symphonic Band.  (1 hour)  A large instrumental ensemble engaged in the preparation and performance of a variety of music composed, arranged, or transcribed for wind and percussion instruments.  The Symphonic Band performs each semester on campus, as well as engages in regional tours.  Participation requires the permission of the Director.  Fighting Tiger Pep Band, an integral offering of the instrumental program at Georgetown College, performs at home football and basketball games, and travels throughout the country.  Participation is open to students from across campus with permission of the Director.  [Fall and Spring]

106A.  Chamber Ensemble.  (1/2 hour)  Studies representative literature and performs both on and off campus.  Instrumentation may include wind and/or stringed instruments.  [Fall and Spring]

106B.  Chapel Brass.  (1/2 hour)  Each ensemble studies representative literature for each discipline and performs for Chapel services, recitals, and other functions both on and off campus.  [Fall and Spring]

107.  Music Appreciation.  (2 hours)  A study of the styles of music through listening, reading, and lecture.  A reading knowledge of music is not required.  Satisfies two hours of the general education requirements in Fine Arts.  A general course designed for students other than music majors and minors.  [Fall and Spring]

108.  Jazz Ensemble.  (1/2 hour)  A small instrumental group that studies jazz, rock, and popular music idioms through rehearsal and performances.  Audition required.  [Fall and Spring]

109.  Handbells.  (1/2 hour)  An ensemble of approximately twelve-fourteen persons engaged in the preparation and performance of music composed for bells.  [Fall and Spring]

111/112.  Basic Musicianship I and II.  (4 hours each)  Fundamentals of musicianship, including aural and writing skills, keyboard harmony, and analysis.  Harmonic vocabulary includes functional use of diatonic triads in major and minor.  Prerequisite:  a satisfactory score on the written diagnostic test; (C grade or better in MUS 111 for MUS 112).  [Fall/Spring]

115.  Women's Concert Choir.  (1/2 hour)  An ensemble of treble voices which performs literature of all styles and periods.  

127.  Choral Literature.  (2 hours)  The study of choral literature with an emphasis on literature which can be used with elementary, middle and secondary school choral ensembles, as well as in church settings.  Prerequisites:  MUS 125, 126.  [Even Springs]

128.  Instrumental Literature.  (2 hours)  The study of instrumental literature appropriate for use in a public school instrumental setting (5-12).  Emphasis will be placed on literature and composers important to the successful concert, marching or jazz band.  Additionally, appropriate solo and ensemble literature will also be discussed. Prerequisites:  MUS 125, 126.  [Even Springs]

153.  Class Voice.  (1 hour)  Study of the basic foundations of singing, designed for instrumental music education majors and non-music majors/minors.  [Fall]

200.  Score Study and Styles.  (3 hours)  A survey of the stylistic characteristics of representative musical works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Periods, including a study of the relevant musical scores.  A reading knowledge of music and successful completion of MUS 111 are required for this course.  [Spring]

211/212.  Basic Musicianship III and IV.  (4 hours each)  Continuation of integrated study of fundamentals of music and musicianship.  Harmonic vocabulary includes non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, modulation and altered chords.  Prerequisite:  MUS 111-112 with grade of C or above; (C grade or better in MUS 211 for MUS 212).  [Fall/Spring]

213.  Brass Instruments Class.  (1 hour)  A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching brass instruments.  [Odd Springs]

214.  Percussion Instruments Class.  (1 hour)  A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching the percussion instruments.  [Even Falls]

215.  Woodwind Instruments Class.  (1 hour)  A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching woodwind instruments.  [Even Springs]

216.  Stringed Instruments Class.  (1 hour)  A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching violin, viola, cello and string bass.  [Odd Falls]

217.  Class Guitar.  (1 hour)  This course involves group instruction on the guitar geared toward music education majors in the vocal music track.  Registration is also open to other students who may desire to take the course as an elective.  [Fall/Spring]

233.  Liberal Arts Conducting.  (2 hours)  Introduction to song leading for group singing.  Additional material will include basic music skills necessary for music leading, organizing church music groups, and selecting literature.  MUS 233 will meet with MUS 335, but will also have one separate class period per week.  Prerequisite:  MUS 107.  [Fall]

270.  Topics in Music.  (1-3 hours)  [On demand]

301.  Vocal Pedagogy for Instrumentalists.  (1 hour)  For B.M.E. instrumental music students, a study of the physical and acoustical foundations of singing with direct emphasis upon using this understanding in the teaching of singing, as well as improving the vocal technique of the individual.  This course includes an introduction to English diction.  MUS 301 will meet twice each week--one class meeting concurrently with MUS 302, and one class meeting separately.  Prerequisite:  MUS 162.  [Odd Falls]

302.  Vocal Pedagogy.  (2 hours)  A study of the physical and acoustical foundations of singing with direct emphasis upon using this understanding in the teaching of singing, as well as improving the individual's technique.  This course includes an introduction to English diction.  Prerequisite:  MUS 162.  [Odd Falls]

303.  General Diction.  (2 hours)  A study of Italian, German and French phonology for the singer.  This course includes intensive drills in pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet.  Prerequisite:  MUS 302, or permission of the professor.  [Even Springs]

311.  Counterpoint.  (3 hours)  Strict (species) counterpoint approached in a contemporary manner after Heinrich Schenker, with application to the composition of music.  Also includes the study of harmonic counterpoint in the music of J.S. Bach.  [Fall]

312.  Form and Analysis.  (3 hours)  Musical form beginning with the phrase and ending with the study of sonata form and the complete symphony.  [Spring]

314.  Foundations and Principles of Music Education.  (2 hours)  The study of the philosophical  basis upon which modern music education rests.  Attention will be given to the historical foundations and current influences and trends on music education today.  [Fall]

315.  Public School Music.  (3 hours)  Preparation for classroom teachers in elementary grades; fundamentals of music, singing, eurhythmics, listening, creative activities, planning use of adoptive texts.  A course designed for elementary education majors.  [Spring]

316.  Elementary Music Methods and Materials (K-5).  (3 hours)  Study of the methodology, materials, and techniques of teaching general and vocal music in grades K-5.  Classroom observation and teaching techniques are part of this course.  Emphasis is on group activities and materials for teaching music to elementary school children.  Classroom observation in the schools is required.  Prerequisite:  MUS 314.  [Even Falls]

317.  Secondary Vocal Methods and Materials (6-12).  (3 hours)  Study of the techniques, methods and materials of teaching general and vocal music at the middle school and high school levels.  Teacher competencies, teacher education, the instructional process, and creative methods for teaching in the secondary schools are examined.  Latin diction will also be covered.  Classroom observations in the schools is required.  Prerequisite:  MUS 314.  [Odd Springs]

318.  Instrumental Music Methods and Materials.  (3 hours)  Study of the techniques, methods and materials of teaching instrumental music in the public school.  Teacher competencies, teacher education, the instructional process and creative methods for teaching in the schools are examined.  Concepts concerning the administration and organization of instrumental programs in the public schools are also examined.  Classroom observation and laboratory experience in the public school is required.  Prerequisites:  MUS 314.  [Odd Falls]

319.  Computer Music and Classroom Technology.  (3 hours)  Study of the fundamental components of MIDI computer music hardware/software, and applications of other classroom technologies used in disseminating information and stimulating learning.  Prerequisites:  MUS 111-112; Piano Proficiency requirement met, or by permission of the professor.  [Fall]

320.  Advanced Instrumental Methods.  (2 hours)  An in-depth continuation of MUS 318 Instrumental Music Methods and Materials.  Specific attention will be given to the skills and abilities which will enable students to successfully supervise and administer instrumental programs in the public school.  Emphasis will include a "total program" concept including techniques appropriate to the school concert, jazz and marching bands, as well as small ensembles.  Special topics will include literature and score study for the concert band, style and interpretation for jazz band, computer-generated charting and notation for marching band, and literature and structure of small ensembles.  Prerequisite:  MUS 318.  [Even Falls]

335.  Fundamentals of Conducting.  (2 hours)  A study of the fundamentals of conducting and rehearsal with emphasis on beginning technique applicable to music ensembles.  Reading of musical scores with application via recordings and laboratory experience with music ensembles.   Prerequisite:  MUS 112.  [Fall]

336.  Advanced Choral Conducting.  (2 hours)  A study of specialized techniques of conducting and rehearsal techniques applicable to choral ensembles.  Reading and study of choral scores with application via recordings and laboratory experience with choral ensembles.  Prerequisite:  MUS 335.  [Odd Springs]

337.  Advanced Instrumental Conducting.  (2 hours)  A study of specialized techniques of conducting and rehearsal techniques applicable to instrumental ensembles.  Reading and study of instrumental scores with application via recording and laboratory experience with instrumental ensembles.  Prerequisite:  MUS 335.  [Odd Springs]

412.  Arranging and Orchestration.  (3 hours)  Study of techniques used in instrumentation, arranging and adapting music for a variety of school ensembles.  Study of principles of orchestration used in scoring music for orchestra and band.  Prerequisites:  MUS 111-212.  [Fall]

415.  Church Music Administration.  (2 hours)  A study of the philosophy of the music ministry, with emphasis given to administering the choral and instrumental programs of the church.  [Odd Springs]

420.  Advanced Instruments Class.  (2 hours)  A comprehensive study of instruments including the woodwind, brass, percussion, string and handbell families.  Building upon skills, abilities and a knowledge base established in MUS 213-216, the course is designed to increase the understanding about each family of instruments with a focus on the techniques, strategies and materials appropriate to successful teaching in the public schools.  Prerequisites:  MUS 213-216, 314, 318.  [Spring]

422.  Hymnology.  (2 hours)  A study of hymnology from Biblical times through the Twentieth Century.  [Odd Falls]

425.  Music History to 1750.  (3 hours)  History of music from antiquity through 1750, related to the history of civilization.  Emphasis on musical styles and forms through listening to representative works.  [Fall]

426.  Music History Since 1750.  (3 hours)  History of music from 1750 to the present.  Emphasis on musical styles and forms through listening to representative works.  [Spring]

440.  Independent Study.  (1-3 hours)

450.  Seminar.  (2 hours)

460.  Music Internship.  (1-3 hours)

470.  Advanced Topics in Music.  (1-3 hours)  [On demand]

APPLIED MUSIC

149.  Liberal Arts Piano Lab.  (1 hour)  Group instruction for students with a limited or no background playing piano.  The course will also include the following topics:  considerations when purchasing a piano, major composers and performers of piano expertise, and piano maintenance.  [Fall and Spring]

155-156-157-158.  Class Piano.  (1 hour each)  Group instruction in piano employing the facilities of the piano laboratory.  Completing this sequence satisfies the Piano Proficiency requirement for music majors.  [Fall-Spring-Fall-Spring]

161.  Applied Music.  (1 hour)  Lower-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, band instruments and stringed instruments, geared for the music minor or elective.  [Fall and Spring]

162.  Applied Music.  (2 hours)  Lower-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, band instruments and stringed instruments, geared for the music major.  [Fall and Spring]

259.  Accompanying Lab.  (1 hour)  Group instruction in the skill of piano accompaniment.  The course will include the following segments:  score analysis, rehearsal preparation, and rehearsal techniques.  Prerequisites:  MUS 161P or 162P.  [Fall]

361.  Applied Music.  (1 hour)  Upper-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, band instruments and stringed instruments, geared for the music minor or elective.  [Fall and Spring]

362.  Applied Music.  (2 hours)  Upper-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, band instruments and stringed instruments, geared for the music major.  [Fall and Spring]

**At the time of a student's fourth jury (at the end of the fourth semester of applied music study--the Continuation Jury Examination), the music faculty will make a determination as to whether or not the student will be allowed to proceed to applied music study at the upper-division level.  If, in the judgment of the music faculty, the student is not ready for upper-division study, the student must repeat applied music at the 100-level until the faculty agrees that satisfactory proficiency has been attained.  

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