Music

Degrees

Classes

MUS 105 : The Language of Music

An introduction to the Western musical traditions. Students will begin by surveying the fundamental aspects of musical language, including notation and basic theory, and then proceed to an examination of several compositions, ranging from symphonies and operas to the avant-garde and popular works of the 20th century.

Credits

3

MUS 110 : Music Theory

A study of diatonic harmonic practice, beginning with triads and ending with seventh chords. Other topics include cadence types, nonharmonic tones, phrase structure, voice leading, and harmonic progression.

Credits

3

MUS 111 : Musicianship I

An introduction to sight singing, keyboard harmony, and the development of aural skills.

Credits

1.5

MUS 114 : Piano Class

Designed for students with little or no piano background. Explores basic methodology of keyboard technique, sight-reading, and repertoire building. Must be taken with little or no piano experience as preparation for piano proficiency. May be substituted by the music major for one semester of MUS 151P.

Credits

1

MUS 115 : Voice Class

Basic principles of singing for the student with little or no previous vocal training. Can be used to prepare music majors and non-majors to take private lessons. May be substituted for one semester of MUS 151V.

Credits

1

MUS 120 : Lyon College Marching Band

An ensemble that marches and plays at football games. Smaller pep bands will be drawn from the full ensemble to play at other events. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

2

MUS 125 : Lyon College Jazz Band

Instrumental training in a variety of jazz styles. Performances will be scheduled for appropriate occasions both on- and off-campus. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 130 : Lyon College Concert Band

Training in band literature to all students with abilities on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Performances will be scheduled for appropriate occasions both on- and off-campus. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 135 : Lyon College Flute Choir

Training in flute to all interested students with playing ability. Repertory ranges from classical to popular. Performances will be scheduled for appropriate occasions on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 140 : Lyon College Concert Chorale

Vocal performance in a wide variety of literature, ranging from larger choral-orchestral works to folksongs and spirituals. The Concert Chorale presents several concerts each year, both on- and off-campus. The Concert Chorale is open to any interested student who passes a brief audition. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 145 : Lyon College Orchestra

Open to college and community participation. Utilizes woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion. Literature includes full orchestra and chamber works with scheduled performances on- and off-campus. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 150 : Beginning Guitar

Instruction for beginning students in the fundamentals of guitar playing. Students must provide their own instrument. This course may be taken only once for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 163 : Pipe Band

Instruction for beginners and experienced players in playing the Great Highland Bagpipe, including applicable music theory. Experienced players may audition to join the performing pipe band, which holds weekly practice sessions and performs at numerous public events and competitions throughout the region. The band takes one to two major trips each year. Students without practice chanters must purchase their own. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

MUS 205 : Advanced Music Theory

A study of chromatic harmonic practice, including secondary, borrowed, Neapolitan, and augmented- sixth chords. Other topics will include modulation, counterpoint, and form. A major project will be the composition of a fugue.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS 263 : Ceol Mor I (classical Bagpipe I)

An introduction to the fundamentals of piobaireachd (the technique and literature of the classical Highland bagpipe). Students can expect to learn all basic embellishments used in ceol mor, as well as the use of cadenceds and simple phrase structures. The student will learn a minimum of one complete tune.

Credits

3

MUS 292 : Topics in Music Theory

An examination of a major composer or a group of works defined by genre or repertory from a theoretical perspective. Topics may also include particular analytical methods or the history of music theory.

Credits

3

MUS 295 : World Music

A survey of the music of the world’s peoples in its social context, including the Americas, Africa, Europe, Indonesia, India, and Asia.

Credits

3

MUS 296 : Bach’s Germany

An investigation of four cities (Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, and Weimar) where the composer J.S. Bach lived and worked, with emphasis on compositions written by Bach in each of these locales. (Same as HIS 296)

Credits

3

MUS 330 : Hymnody

A survey of Christian hymnody and its role in worship from the first century of Christianity to the present, incorporating the study of selected texts, tunes, authors, and composers.

Credits

3

MUS 363 : Ceol Mor II (classical Bagpipe II)

A continuation of MUS 263 to include a comparison of the various canntaireachd sources. There will be further study of phrase structures and the various advanced embellishments. Students can expect to learn additional tunes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS 420 : Conducting

Conducting techniques for the music major, including score reading, rehearsal techniques, and performance practices.

Credits

3

MUS 430 : Church Music

A course designed to develop the variety of skills required of the church musician, including service playing and anthem accompaniment, console conducting, the planning and selection of music for worship, and the development of a church music program.

Credits

3

MUS 431 : Vocal Pedagogy

This course presents the materials for and the methods of singing. It is designed for prospective teachers of singing.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS 351V

MUS 432 : Instrumental Pedagogy

This course presents the materials for and the methods of working with students of orchestral instruments. It is designed for prospective teachers of orchestral instruments.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS 351I

MUS 433 : Keyboard Pedagogy

This course presents the materials for and the methods of working with keyboard instruments. It is designed for prospective teachers of keyboard instruments.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS 351O or 351P

MUS 499 : Senior Recital

A capstone experience for the music major consisting of a project culminating in the form of a public recital, lecture recital, or lecture of a musicological nature.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS 351V, 351O, 351I, or 351P and permission of instructor.