Music Course Descriptions

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MUSI 111 Aural Skills I – 1 Credit Hour
  This course develops the fundamental skills in sight reading and ear training as a musician.
MUSI 112 Aural Skills II – 1 Credit Hour
  This course is a continuation of MUSI 111 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure.  Prerequisite:  MUSI 111
MUSI 115* Musical Appreciation — 3 Credit Hours
  Music Appreciation is a course designed to familiarize the student with the various media of music performance and to acquaint the student with certain landmarks of the musical repertoire. Emphasis will be placed upon the development of an appreciation of the stylistic characteristics of various periods of music.
MUSI 131* Theory of Music I — 3 Credit Hours
  The fundamental rudiments of music are included in Theory of Music I. The course includes an integrated study of the fundamentals of traditional harmony of the 18th and 19th centuries and the development of fluency in sight reading, ear training and harmonic analysis.
MUSI 132 Theory of Music II — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a continuation of MUSI 131with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure.
MUSI 136 String Instrument Methods — 2 Credit Hours
  Group instruction in string instruments for the major in music education. Instruments are supplied.
MUSI 137 Woodwind Instrument Methods — 2 Credit Hours
  Group instruction in woodwind instruments for the major in music education. Instruments are supplied.
MUSI 138 Brass Instrument Methods — 2 Credit Hours
  Group instruction in brass instruments for the major in music education. Instruments are supplied.
MUSI 139 Percussion Instrument Methods — 2 Credit Hours
  Group instruction in percussion instruments for the major in music education. Instruments are supplied.
MUSI 142 Piano Proficiency— 1 Credit Hour
  Group instruction on the piano for students whose main instrument is not the piano. Required for all music majors.
MUSI 151 Orchestra — 1 Credit Hour
  Students have an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Salina Symphony Orchestra. Open by audition only.
MUSI 160* Philharmonic Choir — 1 Credit Hour
  The larger concert choir at KWU. This group tours nationally each year and performs a variety of music from classical to contemporary.
MUSI 162 Instrumental Ensemble — 1 Credit Hour
  Various small instrumental groups form each year. Groups perform in convocation and various meetings during the year.
MUSI 164* Jazz Ensemble — 1 Credit Hour
  A select ensemble that focuses on jazz techniques and repertoire.  The jazz ensemble stays busy preparing for concerts, festivals and community functions.
MUSI 165 Jazz Improvisations — 1 Credit Hour
  The course is designed to explore the in-depth understanding of jazz improvisations and application in performance.
MUSI 166* Wind Ensemble — 1 Credit Hour
  This ensemble is a select organization.  The ensemble stresses original works and specializes in performing the richest and most demanding repertoire.  The wind ensemble stays busy performing at concerts, festivals, tours, and community functions.
MUSI 167* Wesleyan Chorale — 1 Credit Hour
  A small select vocal ensemble that focuses on jazz and chamber repertoire. This group tours each year.
MUSI 170 Acting for Singers – 1 credit hours
  An interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course designed to integrate musical and theatrical performance skills for the singing actor.
MUSI  Applied Music — 1-2 Credit Hours
180 - 197 One half-hour lesson per week of Applied Music is offered for bass, bassoon, cello, clarinet, euphonium, flute, french horn, guitar, oboe, percussion, piano/keyboard, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, voice. Enrollment is by instructor permission only.
MUSI 231 Theory of Music III — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a continuation of MUSI 132 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure.
MUSI 232 Theory of Music IV — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a continuation of MUSI 231 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure.
MUSI 236 Basic Conducting – 2 Credit Hours
  A beginning course in conducting and score reading which introduces and develops conducting patterns and mastery level score reading skills.  Prerequisite:  MUSI131.
MUSI 239 Choral Conducting – 2 Credit Hours
  This course emphasizes conducting vocal and choral ensembles.  The class also discusses the management of school and church choir programs. Prerequisite:  MUSI232 and 236.
MUSI 240 Instrumental Conducting – 2 Credit Hours
  This course emphasizes conducting instrumental ensembles.  The class also discusses the management of school instrumental programs.  Prerequisite:  MUSI232 and 236
MUSI 286 Special Topics — Variable
MUSI 290 Independent Study — Variable
MUSI 300 Secondary Instrumental Methods – 2 Credit Hours
  A course designed to prepare the student to teach bands and orchestras at secondary schools.  The class will focus on teaching techniques, history of instrumental music and effective music program management.
MUSI 310 Diction – 2 Credit Hours
  Singers will understand and apply the fundamentals of pronunciation of the English, Italian, Latin, German, and French languages through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet and appropriate art song repertoire.  Singers will also identify different parts of speech and basic grammatical constructs for each language.
MUSI 315 Music History I — 3 Credit Hours
   This course is a study of the development of music from the Greek antiquity through Renaissance with emphasis on the rise of stylistic and formal characteristics. The influence of social, political, economic, and religious conditions in musical evolution is presented.
MUSI 316 Music History II - 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a continuation of MUSI 315. It is a study of the development of music from the Baroque era to the present.
MUSI 320 Vocal Literature – 2 Credit Hours
  This course is a historic survey of art song from approximately 1600 through the 20th century.  It covers major composers and their respective contribution to the genre.
MUSI 321 Pedagogy — 2 Credit Hours
  An examination of the methods of teachings the piano or voice. This course will identify and explore the many techniques of instruction as well as the varied repertoire currently available for students.
MUSI 337 Secondary Choral Methods – 2 Credit Hours
  A course designed to prepare the student to teach choir at secondary schools.  The class will focus on choral teaching techniques, history of choral music and effective music program management.
MUSI 338 Elementary Music Methods – 2 Credit Hours
  A course for elementary education students presenting the rudiments of music, elementary ear training, tonal and rhythmic problems and terminology.  Music activities in the kindergarten and elementary school through grade six.  School visitation included.  Prerequisites:  MUSI315, EDUC240 and admission to Teacher Education Program.
MUSI 400 Senior Music Education Seminar – 1 Credit Hour
  The course is designed as a final preparation for the music education students before the clinical practice.  The class discusses the most current issues in music education.  The course also gives the students an opportunity to prepare their professional music education portfolio and resume.
MUSI 431 Advanced Theory  (Orchestration & Arranging)— 2 Credit Hours
  A compilation and review of all theory skills. Detailed analysis of the fugue and counterpoint. Detailed study of twentieth century forms. Students will also synthesize all knowledge by composing and presenting a work of music.
MUSI 460 Internship — 3 Credit Hours
  Internship is a specially arranged opportunity for practical experience with guidance and evaluation by a qualified instructor.
MUSI 471 Recital — 1 Credit Hour
  Students will prepare and offer a recital with the guidance and evaluation of a member of the music faculty.  This course is repeatable one time.
MUSI 485 Special Topics — Variable
MUSI 490 Independent Study — Variable